Diego joined Focus in 2018 with over 20 years of experience within the real estate industry. As CFO, Diego is accountable for the financial health and risk management operations of the company, including the development of financial strategy and the ongoing oversight of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. In addition, Diego is responsible for capital sourcing and financing alongside the various project teams and acts as a key member of the overall executive management team.
Prior to joining Focus, Diego held the role of Director of Accounting at Sterling Bay, LLC in Chicago where he managed and oversaw the private firm’s financial accounting and reporting duties for their extensive real estate portfolio and assisted in the management of two real estate investment funds. Diego was also a controller at Pritzker Realty Group, LP, a private real estate firm in Chicago, where he managed and oversaw all accounting and reporting functions of two commercial and industrial real estate joint ventures as well as a large commercial property in Chicago. Diego began his career in public accounting, focusing on clientele within the real estate industry.
Diego holds a Master of Science in Taxation and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.