BRANFORD, Conn., Jan 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --
BRANFORD, Conn., Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sachem Capital Corp.
announces the promotion of Nicholas Marcello to Vice President, Finance and Operations, effective immediately, in connection with the planned retirement of Peter Cuozzo as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 14, 2022.
Mr. Marcello joined Sachem Capital Corp. in September 2020 as Director of Finance and will assume a leadership role in business operations. He will continue to have oversight of the company's financial reporting, capital markets activities, tax compliance, and investments. Mr. Marcello holds a B.S. from Providence College and an M.B.A and M.S. in Accounting from Northeastern University.
John Villano, CPA, Chief Executive Officer of Sachem Capital Corp., stated, "I'd like to welcome Nick into his new role within the company and believe his proven leadership abilities will assist in advancing the growth of Sachem. In addition, I want to thank Pete for his decade of service advancing our vision and mission of serving the financing needs of real estate owners and investors. Pete has been instrumental in the past and present success of the company, both in terms of his executive leadership and as one of our original partners prior to our IPO. I would like to congratulate him on his retirement and wish him well in all his future endeavors."
About Sachem Capital Corp.
Sachem Capital Corp. specializes in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing, and managing a portfolio of first mortgage loans. It offers short-term (i.e., three years or less) secured, nonbanking loans (sometimes referred to as "hard money" loans) to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located primarily in Connecticut. The company does not lend to owner occupants. The company's primary underwriting criteria is a conservative loan to value ratio. The properties securing the company's loans are generally classified as residential or commercial real estate and, typically, are held for resale or investment. Each loan is secured by a first mortgage lien on real estate. Each loan is also personally guaranteed by the principal(s) of the borrower, which guaranty may be collaterally secured by a pledge of the guarantor's interest in the borrower. The company also makes opportunistic real estate purchases apart from its lending activities. The company believes that it qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes and has elected to be taxed as a REIT beginning with its 2017 tax year.
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