Luke DeGrossi is a Co-Founder and Principal of Pioneer Communities. As Chief Acquisitions Officer, he is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and reviewing Pioneer’s pipeline, as well as underwriting and modeling cash flows for potential acquisitions.
Prior to co-founding Pioneer, Luke worked at HKS Capital Partners, New York City’s premiere commercial finance brokerage. As an associate in their capital markets group, Luke was responsible for structuring debt and equity capital across a variety of commercial transactions spanning permanent financing, ground-up construction, bridge, mezzanine, and acquisition financing. Prior to HKS, Luke worked at RPM Development, New Jersey’s leading developer and operator of multifamily affordable housing assets.
Luke holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business and a minor in Spanish from Villanova University, and also studied at La Universidad de Cadiz in Spain and Columbia University. Luke is a Member of the Charlotte Young Professionals Group, an Advisory Board Member for the Villanova School of Business where he mentors undergraduate students pursuing careers in real estate, and he is the Chairman of the Board for the Friends of Valence College Preparatory School, a charter school serving middle school children in Corona, Queens, NY.
Born and raised in Italy, Luke is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French. Luke enjoys traveling, reading, exercising, and skiing.
Luke resides in Charlotte, NC.