Dennis Cisterna III
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Cisterna serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Lafayette Communities, a SFR investment platform focused exclusively on build-to-rent opportunities across the nation. He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Residential, which acquires portfolios of model homes in sale-leaseback transactions with national and regional homebuilders.
One of the most well-known executives in the SFR investment sector, he previously served as the CEO of Investability Solutions, a vertically-integrated service provider to institutional real estate investors. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of FirstKey Lending, where he was a part of the executive team that completed the first ever multi-borrower securitization in the SFR rental sector. Prior to FirstKey, he was a SVP at Johnson Capital, where he worked with Blackstone to create B2R Finance, another top lender in the SFR rental sector.
Mr. Cisterna has held a wide variety of management positions within the real estate investment sector including key roles at notable firms such as Lennar, and Toll Brothers. Throughout his career, he has completed more than $3 billion worth of real estate transactions across the U.S. and Europe.
He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in California and has a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University.