Disciplined, Determined, and Daring
On June 23, 2016, I’m lying awake watching Bloomberg Television in my hotel room during a conference. in Las Vegas, awake at 2 am.
I’m certain. It’s my favorite feeling in the world.
I’ve just watched the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, or rather “Brexit.” I can’t sleep because I know right then and there
that certain dominos would start to fall.
Trump will be elected as the 45th President of the United States.
And it was time to execute a plan that would call upon many of the close relationships I’ve cultivated over 20 years. I was going to pull
Up until now, we’ve had some significant successes only because we earnestly structured the risk away from our investors.
We dispassionately avoided marginal opportunities and mainstream traps. We invested alongside our clients and peers into statement assets and other best-in-class private opportunities.
Just like most of my contemporaries, my background had taught me to recognize conditions, optimize through diligence and relentless examination, and so on. All that boring stuff you hear on a resume.
Now it was time to double down, and let insight be our guide. Soon, there would be more accommodative fiscal policy changes that we could all benefit from.
Fast forward to today, because of those decisions I made then created
some outstanding successes that can only be attributed to the strength of
I was able to make faster decisions, access resources faster and, best yet work with world-class operators, investors, lawyers, and experienced entrepreneurs
to create opportunities together that we would never have been able to accomplish on my own.
In today’s globally interconnected society, we’ve become far more transactional, and less transformative.
To be transformative, you need to have the trust of your fellow peers, and that only happens by building genuine relationships. Building and maintaining relationships requires effort and expense that unfortunately few people today are willing to invest anything into. Sometimes that means putting others’ needs and ideas first ahead of yours.
Based on my experience, I can say that these long-term transformative relationships have enabled me to have a successful track record in investing, become an author to some of the most expensive books written on investing, and many other accomplishments.
Today, my firm is celebrating 20 years. We put sophisticated people into world-class opportunities never known to those outside of the inner circles.
To me, excitement comes from working with people who share the same value as you do, by executing ideas and creating a significant legacy together.
Transactional vs. Transformative
Salvatore M. Buscemi is the CEO and co-founder of Dandrew Partners, a private family investment office, and has managed money successfully for almost 20 years through the creation of multiple portfolios into various cross-asset platforms. This includes Dandrew Partners Encore Ventures, The Dandrew Partners Fine Art Enhanced Income Credit Fund, and various commercial real estate and special situation direct investment allocations.
In 2008, Mr. Buscemi also has launched two separate successful distressed credit platforms backed by a $2 billion NYC-based asset manager and a $1 billion commercial real estate investment manager.
Mr. Buscemi is the author of several books on investing.
Two of them, Making the Yield: Hard Money Lending Uncovered and Raising Real Money:
The Foundation Handbook for the Real Estate Fund Managers have consistently been some of
the most expensive books ever sold on real estate investing on Amazon.
His most recent work, Legacy Investing: How The .001% Invest, reveals the concerns, passions,
and prejudices of the world’s wealthiest families and how that influences their investment
In 2016, Mr. Buscemi with another family co-founded ACPARE, the Association of Capital Placement Agents for Real Estate, the industry’s only accreditation body for buy-side industry participants that covers how to value, invest in, and raise capital for commercial real estate.
Mr. Buscemi is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on real estate finance at professional symposia and has written numerous articles on the topic of real estate and private equity finance in various publications, including Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, and on television shows such as CBS New York, and Good Morning LaLa Land.
Mr. Buscemi started his career at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division and is a graduate of Fordham University in New York City.