DALLAS – February 11, 2021 – Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, announced today that Senior Director of Finance, Ace Roman, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer effective February 1, 2021. He is now a member of Granite’s Executive Committee, which consists of Michael Dardick, Founding Partner & CEO, Greg Fuller, President & COO, Bill Brown, Chief Investment Officer, Scott Martin, Executive Managing Director and Sheryl Troiani, Chief Administrative Officer.
In his new role, Roman will drive the firm’s financial strategy and continue to be responsible for managing all aspects of Capital, Corporate Finance and Portfolio Management. He will work closely with the Investments Group on deal structuring and partnership negotiations, and all other Granite groups to provide strategic thinking and financial counseling on a full range of business activities. Roman will continue to report to Michael Dardick.
“I’m pleased to announce the promotion of Ace Roman and welcome him to Granite’s Executive Committee. Ace has been with Granite for nearly 12 years, contributing greatly to the financial strength and performance of our business, and helping us optimize our portfolio to maximize returns for our partners and Granite. Expanding additional sources of capital is a key pillar of our future vision and we will continue to rely on Ace’s leadership and financial strategy to further position Granite for long-term success,” said Michael Dardick, Founding Partner & CEO of Granite Properties.
Roman joined Granite as Director of Finance in March 2009. During this time, he structured capital partnerships with major investors, including MetLife Investment Management and Northwestern Mutual. In 2020, he led the negotiations to secure financing totaling $570 million in Dallas, Southern California and Atlanta, including the construction financing for Midtown Union with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. He established partnerships with coworking firms Industrious and Common Desk, a key component of Granite’s evolve, a collection of flexible office solutions to help companies adapt to their changing office needs. Prior to Granite, Roman served as Vice President, Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch from 2004–2009, and before that as Analyst at UBS Investment Bank from 2001–2003.
Roman holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BBA from Baylor University.
About Granite Properties
Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment, development and management company founded in 1991, with offices in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver and Southern California. It has completed more than $7 billion in real estate transactions and more than 27.1 million square feet of real estate development and acquisitions. Granite focuses on creating extraordinary customer experiences in each building through mixed-use environments rich in amenities and customer-centric service to help people flourish. Granite, a NREI Top Office Owner, has been named as one of FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces for nine consecutive years. For more information, visit www.graniteprop.com.