OUR TEAM

CEO
FRANCIS ABRAO

NMLS# 1834552

Mr. Abrao founded CORE in March 2018 to provide holistic advisory services to best-in-class middle market companies, real estate investors and developers. Most recently, Mr. Abrao was a Managing Director at Valtus Capital Group, where he worked on the closing of over $2B of capital raises, M&A advisory and capital restructuring transactions. Notable transactions included: the $367M acquisition of the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles by Singapore-based Overseas Union Enterprise and the Riady family and the $600M capital raise for The Parq casino in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to Valtus Capital, Mr. Abrao worked as a Director of Corporate Finance at Caesars Entertainment. Under the direction of Apollo and the TPG Group, Mr. Abrao oversaw the team that led Caesars’ initial public offering. In this role, Mr. Abrao also worked on potential acquisitions and disposition of properties and worked through over $4B of debt amendments.  Prior to Caesars Entertainment, Mr. Abrao worked for MacFarlane Partners, a real estate private equity firm based in San Francisco, CA with over $20B of Assets Under Management. While at MacFarlane, Mr. Abrao did a rotation throughout the firm including (i) portfolio management where he helped close a $300M fund and oversaw a two funds totaling $1.8B; (ii) asset management where he worked closely with the firm’s development partners on residential, office, retail and hotel assets and assisted in implementing the best business practices into the firm’s portfolio companies; (iii) and on the acquisition team where he oversaw new investments and amendments of existing investments. Mr. Abrao began his career as a financial analyst with a boutique investment banking firm where he covered the real estate and gaming sectors. Mr. Abrao holds an B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

ALAN AMICI
MANAGING DIRECTOR

NMLS# 1962708

Mr. Amici is a Vice President of CORE Advisory Partners and has over 8 years of experience in real estate capital markets and investment banking. Mr. Amici is responsible for CORE’s Capital Markets activities and several ongoing advisory assignments. Mr. Amici oversees all aspects of the capital raising process including material creation, marketing and closing. His institutional debt and equity capital raising experience spans all real estate product types and includes construction, transitional and stabilized projects and properties. Prior to CORE, Mr. Amici worked with Valtus Capital Group, a boutique investment banking firm that focuses on middle-market real estate, gaming and corporate M&A Advisory and capital raising. Mr. Amici graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.S.B.A. with a focus in Finance and Economics and is a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator with the NMLS.

MALCOLM MORGAN
ADVISOR

Mr. Morgan is an Advisor at CORE Advisory Partners bringing more than 20 years of experience in Banking and Finance.   Mr. Morgan is responsible for connecting clients with CORE's expansive suite of services while delivering an exceptional client experience throughout the process.  Prior to joining CORE, Mr. Morgan spent 12 years at US Bank NA as a Vice President spearheading the bank's rapid growth across the NV, CA, and AZ.  In addition, Mr. Morgan has successfully led market growth and expansion strategies that resulted in long-term stakeholder value for multiple companies.  Mr. Morgan graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Real Estate Finance.

KENNY DANIELS
 SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Mr. Daniels is responsible for supporting the advisory and capital markets teams in all aspects of execution including internal underwriting, financial modeling, due diligence and final close. Additionally, Mr. Daniels assists in the company’s principal investment opportunities where he supports the deal review and diligence processes. Mr. Daniels graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Accounting. Kenny Daniels assists Francis Abrao with research analysis, and works on the advisory side of the business.

MARC ABRUZZO
ASSOCIATE

Mr. Abruzzo is responsible for supporting the advisory and capital markets teams in all aspects of execution including internal underwriting, financial modeling, due diligence, and final close. Prior to joining CORE, Mr. Abruzzo worked in Boston, MA holding a variety of finance positions including roles as a real estate investor and M&A advisor. Mr. Abruzzo graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Accounting and Economics.

KIMBERLY TAPIA
ANALYST

Ms. Tapia is responsible for supporting the advisory team in all aspects of execution including internal underwriting, financial modeling, FP&A and investor relations. Additionally, Ms. Tapia assists in the company’s principal investment opportunities where she supports the deal review and diligence processes. Prior to joining CORE, Ms. Tapia worked as a Registered Wealth Management Client Associate at Merrill Lynch. Ms. Tapia graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a B.S.B.A. in Finance.

JOSH RUEGSEGGER
ACCOUNTING & COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Mr. Ruegsegger is responsible for overseeing the company’s regulatory compliance and accounting activities. Mr. Ruegsegger manages corporate accounting functions such as payroll and internal reporting, as well as fund level and project level cost accounting. Mr. Ruegsegger graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and a minor in Economics.