Mt. Pleasant, SC
Buyer Representation, Development, Due Diligence, Financial Analyst, Real Estate Investor, Seller Representation
MultiFamily Apartments, Commercial Land Development, Hotel, Motel, Multifamily Land
John D. Cattano was the Chief Financial Officer for Ecstatic Stone, LLC which is a natural stone wholesale distributor in Columbia, SC. Before his involvement with Ecstatic Stone, Mr. Cattano was the Chief Financial Officer and owner of Congaree Triton Acquisitions, LLC which was an entity formed in March 2011 that acquired two Triton Stone Group natural stone distributors in Charlotte, NC and Conway, SC. Prior to his involvement in that business acquisition, Mr. Cattano was the managing partner of Congaree Capital Development, LLC. In his capacity as managing member of Congaree Capital Development, Mr. Cattano was intimately involved in the development and operations of seven Value Place franchised hotels located in South Carolina and Georgia, which comprised $35 million in total capital investment. Mr. Cattano was elected by his franchisee peers and served as chairman of the Value Place Strategic-Partner Advisory Council (the board of advisors to the Value Place corporate organization). In 2009 Mr. Cattano was elected Chairman of the Strategic Partner Advisory Council, and in this position Mr. Cattano assisted the Value Place brand with strategy, growth opportunities, marketing, and was a conduit between franchisees and the corporate organization regarding property management best practices. In addition, in 2009 Mr. Cattano was recognized by Value Place for “Property of the Year” for his company’s Columbia, SC (Lexington) property for its performance and site selection / location.
Prior to Congaree Capital Development, Mr. Cattano was involved with NewRoad Partners, a boutique investment banking firm in Washington, DC where he specialized in multi-family and hospitality real estate finance, capital formation, and mergers and acquisition activities. Prior to that position, he was employed by Harren Equity Partners, a private equity fund that focused on acquiring manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. In that capacity he assisted the fund in the leveraged-buyout acquisitions of Texas D.A.R. Enterprises and the Old Virginia Candle Company.
Mr. Cattano earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and History at Hampden-Sydney College, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. John and his wife, Julie, reside in Columbia, South Carolina, with their energetic three-legged golden retriever, Mosby. John enjoys traveling to Montana, fly fishing, and cooking.