John C. Lettera

  • Adjunct Professor

John C. Lettera, has over 21 years of legal experience and over 27 years experience in real estate debt originations and acquisitions as well as equity investing.  John founded and has successfully managed two financing funds worth over $100 million.  From 1999 to 2005, John was an Associate at the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he represented public and private clients in a range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, restructurings, going-private transactions and leveraged buyouts, equity and debt financings, DIP financing, creditor committee representation and structuring private equity funds.  John was a founding member, President and CEO of a privately held commercial real estate private equity investment firm focused in the middle market debt space.  John has extensive experience in real estate litigation as well as structuring complex real estate debt transactions.  John is currently a member of Tradex Global Advisors and currently manages and oversees Tradex Realty Partners.  Tradex Global Advisors is a Greenwich, CT based hedge fund having made more than 500 hedge fund allocations as well as operating direct hedge fund strategies.  The team’s understanding of many different trading styles and strategies allow it to differentiate between quality, sustainable alpha strategies from their beta-driven counterparts. Tradex Global Advisors was the recipient of the 2015 Alternative Investment Awards for Best Niche-Focused Hedge Fund Manager and the 2014 International Hedge Fund Award for Multi-Strategy Portfolios of Niche Hedge Funds in the United States.  John has received extensive recognition for his contributions to the legal, commercial real estate, hedge fund and finance community, including being the honored recipient of Pace University School of Law’s Leadership Award and the American Bar Associations Professor Roundtable.  John proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps.