consistently recognizes his team’s hard work. He exhibits personalintegrity, high intellect, a sense of humor and genuine care for histeam, as well as the entire company. He executes on clear strategiesto relentlessly pursue development opportunities, and he additionally mentors younger professionals, sharing knowledge and guidance as they begin their careers and learn to navigate the work.
Louis Rogers is the founderand CEO of Capital Squarewhere he oversees the company’s nearly 50 employees aswell as all firm strategies andfunctions. He has blazed thetrail for tax-advantaged realestate investments, creatingnew opportunities andapproaches in the space formore than three decades. In2019 alone, he led the firm tocomplete nearly $500 millionin transaction volume.
Throughout his career, he has syndicated billions of dollars of commercial real estate and has become a nationally recognized authority in structuring securities offerings. But more than that, according to Mike Waddell, president at Capital Square, he has manypositive attributes that have served him well during his career. “Asone of the true pioneers in the securitized 1031 and alternativeinvestment industry, Louis’ vision and passion for this business,along with his visionary leadership, has helped establish CapitalSquare as a premier national 1031 sponsor. His passion has alsocreated strong growth opportunities for Capital Square employeesand has also generated new employment opportunities for peoplewithin and outside of our community.” Rogers also possesses a verypositive, “can-do” attitude and sets a strong example for the firm’semployees, he said. “He has a propensity to focus on solutions toproblems rather than unduly find blame. He treats team membersand customers with great respect, and he is ever mindful of doingwhat is best not only for our investment customers, but our employees as well.”
The Massimo Group
Rod Santomassimo has
MARK P. SEALY
enjoyed a successful career in
the commercial real estate
brokerage business as a bro-
ker, owner, manager and
senior executive with local,
regional, and international
brokerage firms. He began
his industry career in 1989,
after graduating from
Washington and Lee
University; and earned his
MBA from the Fuqua School
of Business at Duke University,
where he has frequently appeared as a guest lecturer and facili-
tator on a variety of personal marketing topics. As founder and
president of the Massimo Group, Santomassimo is a frequent
guest on podcasts and a popular speaker, is a two-time recipient
of the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business Impact
Alumni of the Year Award; is the author of three books, one of
which is an Amazon best-seller and is still highly acclaimed in
the commercial real estate industry. Santomassimo is still very
much involved in the day-to-day operations of his company and
is continually improving existing programs, while also develop-
ing new program ideas to better support the industry. He cre-
ated the Massimo Group based on his family values and has truly
built a culture of ‘family’ within the team, said one employee.
“Ideas are encouraged and welcome from all and Rod is not
afraid to try new things in an effort to serve our clients to the
best of our ability.” Strategically placing each member of the
team in a position to leverage their strengths, he has established
a productive organization that impacts the achievements and
satisfaction of the firm’s clients and has led to the expansion and
success of the company.
Sealy & Co.
Mark Sealy’s enthusiasm andeagerness for knowledge iscontagious. He is constantlybettering himself, motivatingothers to better themselves,and bettering the companybecause of his extreme thirstfor knowledge. Those thoughtsabout Sealy, the president ofSealy & Co., are according to afellow broker in the industry.Sealy’s business-sense is alsounmatched. Those who workwith him daily say that he issomeone who truly cares about his work, his community and hispeople. “It is clear early on in a relationship with him that he is afamily man who values and holds in high regard those who areclose to him. As a man, he is compassionate and caring, and as abusiness owner he is insightful, analytical, deliberate and eager,”said one employee. Sealy joined the company in 1981 and currently oversees enterprise-critical functions through the company’sCOO and CFO. He has been responsible for corporate level operations which include brokerage, investments and asset and financialmanagement. Sealy has significant experience in the areas ofunderwriting, acquisitions, structuring, syndication, financing, redevelopment, property management, and dispositions. He alsoencourages employees to utilize the technology provided to collaborate openly with one another and himself. He welcomes in-office visits, phone calls and emails, and makes time to communicate with everyone despite his busy schedule. “Mark is constantlyseeking out new technology, software, and processes to enhancethe company, its processes and communication and is excited bythe prospect of the unknown and future goals.”
As managing partner and the largest shareholder of NAI Partners,Silberman has been responsible for leading the significant growthof NAI Partners from a small, narrowly-focused company, to a fully-diversified commercial real estate and investment firm with morethan 160 people, and offices in Houston, Austin and San Antonio.