The Elevation team is recognized for our quality performance in everything we do. Our solutions- oriented approach, can-do attitude and consistent results have elevated our team members within the industry.
As principal of Elevation Real Estate Group, Chris oversees all aspects of the company’s development, acquisition, and value-add activities. As a 30-year real estate veteran, he brings a wealth of leadership and experience in development, design, construction and operations to the Elevation team.
During his career, Chris has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of over $2 billion in commercial real estate including more than 4 million square feet of retail properties and multiple hotel properties. Prior to co-founding Elevation, he served as Managing Director of Gemini Real Estate Advisors, a $1 billion retail and hospitality investment and operating firm that he co-founded in 2003.
Chris has served in several leadership positions including: Director of Development with Brookline Development Company LLC, where he sourced and managed developments; Director of Construction and Design for Levine Properties, where he handled the development and restoration of commercial buildings; Director at Glenwood Development Company, where he designed and developed grocery-anchored retail centers, hotels, and office buildings; and Project and Design Manager for Pyramid Companies, where he renovated several existing properties and assisted in the design and coordination of new regional malls.
He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Delhi and has been a registered architect in New York. Chris also holds a North Carolina Real Estate Brokers License, and is a member of both the Urban Land Institute, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
As principal of Elevation Real Estate Group, Dante directs all aspects of the firm’s acquisition and financing activities and oversees the property management and leasing of the commercial portfolio. As both an attorney and developer, his legal-minded approach and deep experience result in strategic and solid real estate decisions.
Dante has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of over $2 billion in commercial real estate including over 4 million square feet of retail properties and multiple hotel properties. Prior to co-founding Elevation, he served as President and CEO of Gemini Real Estate Advisors (GREA), a $1 billion retail and hospitality investment and operating firm that he co-founded in 2003.
Prior to co-founding GREA, he was President of Brookline Development Company, LLC and served as Director of Acquisitions for Glenwood Development Company. He also practiced law in New York where he represented developers and other businesses.
He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Buffalo Law School and is a licensed real estate broker in multiple states.