Prior to Monge Capital, Damien operated his own commercial real estate financial advisory firm, Dominion Realty Capital, Inc. ("Dominion"). Dominion specializes in arranging debt financing, mezzanine financing, preferred equity, joint venture equity and sponsor equity for real estate acquisitions, development and recapitalizations. While at Dominion, Damien arranged and advised on over $100 million of commercial real estate transactions.
Prior to starting Dominion, Mr. Wilson was employed at The Carlton Group, a boutique real estate investment bank prominent in equity and debt placement. Mr. Wilson worked directly with the Chairman of the company and was involved in the largest and most complex transactions at the company. Mr. Wilson was one of the key figures at Carlton responsible for the closing of two of the largest commercial real estate transactions in 2008: the $680 million recapitalization of the retail condominium at 666 Fifth Avenue, the prestigious $2 billion office tower, and arranging $215 million of acquisition financing for the purchase of 1250 Broadway; both Manhattan transactions.
In addition to equity and debt placement, Mr. Wilson also underwrote real estate opportunities for Carlton’s principal group, Carlton Strategic Ventures, including high-yield performing and sub-performing real estate loans. Mr. Wilson was instrumental in the acquisition of the $300 million of loans Carlton purchased at the end of 2007.
Prior to Carlton, Mr. Wilson was at UrbanAmerica, a $520 million real estate private equity fund focused on real estate investment opportunities in low and moderate income areas. Mr. Wilson was responsible for analyzing and underwriting approximately $200 million of opportunities acquired by UrbanAmerica during his tenure.
Before UrbanAmerica, Mr. Wilson graduated from the Wharton School with an MBA in Real Estate and Entrepreneurial Management. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College.