Areas of Expertise
- Property Sales
- Real Estate Valuation
- Financial & Market Analysis
- Bankruptcy Restructuring
- University of Florida
- Florida International University
Roger Puerto has over 10 years of investment and real estate experience. Prior to Joining B. Riley, Puerto was Head of Investment Advisory with Atlantic Retail working alongside investors to identify opportunistic investments in retail real estate.
Puerto also served as Head of Real Estate Transactions for Sears Holdings/TransformCo from 2017-2020 working for the Chairman and CEO. Over the 3-year period Puerto was tasked with designing the real estate sales process that led to over $1 billion in sales proceeds across the Sears and Kmart retail and industrial real estate portfolios. Puerto also had played a key rolein guiding the company's real estate assets through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. Prior to Sears Holdings/TransformCo, from 2010-2017 Puerto was an investment analyst at Fairholme Capital Management, a registered investment advisor. In this position he spent the majority of his time on real estate investments including Sears holdings and Seritage, where he designed the real estate valuation framework utilized by Fairholme to value the owned portfolios of each company.