Mr. Rizzo joined Meridian in 2022 and currently serves as an Associate in the company’s New York City Midtown headquarters. He is responsible for sourcing and underwriting mid-market deals for a variety of asset classes including multifamily, mixed-use, retail, development, and office transactions throughout the U.S.
Mr. Rizzo provides a unique perspective through his experience at Fortress Investment Group wherein he managed a residential mortgage portfolio and headed acquisitions for Adoor LLC, a Fortress subsidiary single-family rental fund. In the first 8 months Luke acquired 2,500 homes throughout 19 markets.
Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Rizzo worked on the Institutional Sales Desk at Joseph Gunnar facilitating small and mid-cap equity offerings.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Rizzo has transacted 12 Initial Public Offerings, while overseeing $2 million of investor equity, and managed $6 billion of residential mortgages and single-family homes. Mr. Rizzo holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business.