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Alexander Cocoziello

Advance Realty Group

Principal and Managing Director

Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets


As Principal and Managing Director of Capital Markets at Advance Realty, Alex Cocoziello focuses on risk management, capital allocation, and investment strategy helping to ensure seamless execution of the firm’s core, value-added and opportunistic real estate transactions.


Prior to joining Advance, Alex worked as a trader and market-maker for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Markets Division on the Event-Driven Equity Team. In this role, Alex specialized in the trading of equity securities focusing on risk arbitrage of corporate mergers and acquisitions, distressed equity, and post-reorganizational equity. His responsibilities included managing firm capital in risk situations, providing fundamental and technical market analysis, daily trading commentary, and corporate earnings analysis to institutional clients such as asset managers, pension funds, mutual funds, and hedge funds.


Alex holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and an MS in Real Estate with a concentration in finance and investment from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Rehabilitation, Refinance, Recapitalization