Real Estate Acquisition's Leadership Team


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Gregory Dryden, MAI, CRE joined AURA in 1995. Gregory is a Vice President for the Special Servicing Group. In his role as Vice President, Gregory is responsible for AURA's mortgage loan special servicing for CMBS and third party investors. Prior to his current role, Gregory led AURA's direct acquisitions of real estate, investing in properties throughout the eastern US, and prior to that role was AURA's Chief Appraiser. Prior to joining the firm, Gregory worked for Bank of America in Los Angeles in addition to other financial institutions in the Dallas area. Gregory received his BBA in Marketing from the University of North Texas.


Peter Partipilo joined AURA in 2017. Peter is a Real Estate Investment Officer for the Real Estate Asset Management Group. In his role he is responsible for sourcing and executing real estate equity investments and portfolio strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Peter worked for Ryan Companies US, Inc. and served as the Vice President of Investments where he was responsible for structuring joint ventures and dispositions. Over the course of his first 14 years in the industry, Peter has worked on numerous property types and structures on a national basis for various financial institutions. Peter is a Certified General Commercial Appraiser, Illinois licensed real estate broker and received his BBA in Finance from the University of Iowa. 


Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (“AURA”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Aegon N.V., is a U.S.-based investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and part of Aegon Asset Management, the global investment management brand of Aegon Group.