Gerard Trapp

Vice President of Capital Markets

About Gerard Trapp

Mr. Trapp serves as the Vice President of Capital Markets for Begonia Real Estate Development, having over 15 years of experience in investment management and capital advisory services focused on commercial real estate debt and equity.  As a seasoned portfolio manager, Mr. Trapp has extensive experience investing in both the private and public markets, having managed and closed over $2.0B of transactions across various property types including multifamily, mixed-use, retail, industrial, hospitality, office, health-care, manufactured housing and self-storage. 

Mr. Trapp is directly responsible for structuring and sourcing all capital requirements for Begonia’s real estate portfolio of new construction and value-add development opportunities.  He manages all aspects of Begonia’s investor relationships collaborating with banks, debt funds, institutions, private capital, family offices and LP investors.  With his expertise and acumen to alternative financial structures, Mr. Trapp spearheads all funding requirements to capitalize the company’s real estate projects, defines the return on capital framework for the organization’s sponsorship team and investor partners, and leads the required capital allocations to transform Begonia’s operating company and project entities to its next phase of growth in the real estate development space.       

Mr. Trapp graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics.  Prior to joining Begonia, Mr. Trapp worked for several buy-side alternative asset managers in various capacities including Vice President of Investments, Originations, Underwriting, Asset Management and Portfolio Management.

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