Mr. Patierno joined Highland in February 2009, and serves as its Director of Acquisitions.
Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Patierno served for seven years as a Vice President with Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO), a publicly-traded (NYSE), Real Estate Investment Trust, and one of the nation's largest owners and operators of affordable housing. Mr. Patierno directed the AIMCO's national efforts to acquire and re-develop affordable, multi-family projects through the Low Income Tax Credit (LIHTC) and other government programs. While at AIMCO, Mr. Patierno originated and closed 26 LIHTC-financed developments comprising 4,350 units. Mr. Patierno was further responsible for maintaining state agency relationships and internal policy development. Prior to joining AIMCO, Mr. Patierno served as Chief Financial Officer and headed the Underwriting and Due Diligence Departments of National Partnership Investment Corporation (NAPICO), a national tax credit syndication firm.
Mr. Patierno earned a degree in Business Administration from California State University Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Patierno lives in Tarzana, California, with his wife and two daughters.