Richard J. DeAgazio has more than 50 years in the financial services industry. He has also been involved in traditional securities, alternative investments and special products, private placements and equity in real estate, and associated industries.
An early entrant in the investment program industry in 1981, Mr. DeAgazio has seen it grow from infancy into the multi-billion dollar industry that it is today. He has built distribution systems for the sales and marketing of REITs, LPs, and LLCs, managed broker/dealer organizations, and consulted with firms looking to develop and build sales models.
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Mr. DeAgazio has also been a leader in the self-regulatory environment as an active participant with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, formerly the NASD). He culminated with elected terms as a member of the Board of Governors and as a charter member of the National Adjudicatory Council.
Richard J. DeAgazio was the President of Boston Capital Securities, Inc., a FINRA-registered broker dealer and an affiliate of Boston Capital Corp. Recently retired, his tenure was from 1981 to 2007. In this capacity, he has been responsible for the sales and marketing of Boston Capital's public fund investments. Working with nearly 500 investment firms nationwide, Boston Capital Securities annually raised more than $750 million for its housing investment funds though insurance companies, financial planners, and investment firms.
Mr. DeAgazio joined the founding team of Boston Capital in 1981 and served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee. Boston Capital is a diversified real estate and investment banking firm, serving clients nationwide and internationally. Through its various investment funds, Boston Capital owns more than $12 billion in real estate assets. Boston Capital's operating companies include an equity investment firm, an institutional advisory firm, and a FINRA-licensed broker/dealer. Boston Capital is the fourth-largest owner of apartment complexes in the United States and the tenth-largest owner of real estate overall.
As a sought after speaker, Mr. DeAgazio has addressed major investment conferences nationally and internationally. In addition, he is widely quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, and other various financial newspapers and magazines. He has often appeared on national television and radio, including NBC, CNN, CNBC, and CNNFn.
Mr. DeAgazio is a director of two private companies and has been a leader in numerous industry associations and charitable organizations. An entertaining public speaker, Mr. DeAgazio has spoken on issues of relationship selling, networking, and enjoying life through your profession. Mr. DeAgazio has spoken to groups of 50 to 5,000 on various subject of the financial services industry.
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