Francesco Galesi

Chairman

Founded Galesi Group in 1969

Profile

Francesco Galesi is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the nation and has been involved as a principal in numerous real estate developments. Galesi’s work has impacted states coast to coast, earning him the Presidential “Award of Achievement” for his contribution to the economic development of the United States.

In 1969 Galesi purchased and transformed surplus military depots in upstate New York and converted them into major Industrial Parks. The conversion of these properties, totaling over 8 million square feet, subsequently led Mr. Galesi into the warehousing and distribution business and Distribution Unlimited.

His visions led to further corporate growth and diversification with the acquisition and development of additional real estate holdings, commercial sites, medical/healthcare offices, mixed use facilities, and multi-family communities, as well as numerous holdings in the telecommunications industry. Today Galesi controls and owns a diverse real estate portfolio in excess of 11 million square feet and has ownership in E&B Natural Resources, an oil and gas company headquartered in Bakersfield, California. Other significant development includes the Harlem River Yard in Bronx, New York, Equinox Resort Hotel in Manchester, Vermont, Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas, Harris Branch in Austin, Texas and Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York.

Education

Veteran, US Marine Corps
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey