Michael Bellissimo is the senior executive overseeing ACRES’ deal flow and the screening team. Mr. Bellissimo possesses over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. For much of his career, he has worked at an executive level with a specific focus in underwriting multifamily and commercial properties nationwide.
Mr. Bellissimo started at the Company as ACRES’ Chief Operating Officer and senior executive overseeing the underwriting team. Prior to joining ACRES, Mr. Bellissimo was employed by Arbor Commercial Mortgage (ACM) for 14 years, serving in various positions including Chief Underwriter, Deputy Chief Underwriter and SVP, Credit Management. While at ACM, he was primarily responsible for maintaining ACM’s relationship with Fannie Mae and overseeing all of the firm’s DUS production. He also managed and trained the ACM underwriting and screening teams, and was Chairman of the company’s Credit Committee. Before ACM, Mr. Bellissimo was a Vice President for Dime Savings Bank of New York and a Real Estate Account Officer with Bank of Montreal in NYC.
Mr. Bellissimo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Long Island University and has served on various governmental boards for both Nassau County and the City of Glen Cove.