A 10-year veteran in commercial real estate, Joe Bolognese founded Saxum West with a clear vision to combine streamlined, innovative solutions with efficient, exemplary service, in an industry where those things are not commonly found. As Managing Director, a primary objective of his is to ensure that the company and its employees embody and adhere to its core values as it conducts its business operations. He is responsible for overseeing Saxum West’s property brokerage division, as well as the commercial debt & structured finance platform.
Prior to founding Saxum West, he worked in both Brokerage Services and Capital Markets at a Fortune 200 global commercial real estate firm, where he sourced middle market debt for a variety of deal types, and exclusively represented numerous high-profile clients in both the acquisition & disposition of industrial, multifamily, retail, office and land properties.
Mr. Bolognese has built a strong network of relationships with his clients by prioritizing transparency and a strong sense of ethics in his business. His network is a testament to his values and character, which he has incorporated into the operational code of the company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Southern California, and a broker’s license from the California Department of Real Estate.
As Managing Director of Saxum West, Mr. Baum is dedicated to corporate growth within local and global markets with respect to sourcing capital and understanding market trends within the private capital markets. He oversees Saxum West’s financing arm and is responsible for managing investor relations.
A 37-year veteran of the real estate lending industry, Mr. Baum has experience in every facet of private lending as well as intuitive navigation through most market trends. As a private capital specialist, Mr. Baum has been involved in establishing and leading several successful subprime and private lending institutions. Mr. Baum’s hands-on approach with collateral analysis, pricing and underwriting are what give him a leading edge in his field.
Mr. Baum currently manages private mortgage funds recognized for providing investors with solid predictable returns on prime real estate in Southern and Northern California. Previously, as Managing Director for Fortis Capital Group, Mr. Baum contributed his talents in sourcing capital for an unprecedented amount of transactions, and created strategic alliances for the firm. Mr. Baum holds degrees in Business Communication and Psychology from Bridgewater State University as well as a license from the California Department of Real Estate.
Nina and her team were extremely helpful, prompt, and took wonderful care of my clients searching for a warehouse space in LA. My client was looking for spaces in multiple cities and Nina was able to take the stress of an LA space off her plate! Her follow up and attention detail went above and beyond expectations. If you're looking for help in the commercial market, Nina and Joseph top the list!- Kaylee Romantic, Compass
It was a pleasure working with Nina and Joe. Thank you for being so attentive and for helping us find our property. I appreciate the time you took to understand our needs and that it only required us to do one full day of viewing properties so that I didn’t have to travel into CA multiple times. Thank you again!”- Gabby Butcher, Perfect Day Inc.