Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. (Equus) buys, re-positions, operates and sells real estate across a diverse range of product types and regions of the United States to acquire a diversified portfolio for each fund for which it invests. The firm achieves successful investment results through the use of a direct operating model and an experienced team of real estate specialists to consistently build value in underperforming assets. Equus has an active presence in many local markets within the United States. By directly operating its own assets across a broad range of real estate, its personnel are able to identify strategic opportunities which in turn provides Equus' investors a more cost effective and highly aligned investment structure.
As chief operating officer, Mr. Pasquarella oversees all of the real estate investment and property activities at Equus. Prior to joining the Firm in 1987, Mr. Pasquarella was a vice president of the Investment Sales Division of Helmsley-Greenfield, Inc. for five years, during which time he negotiated major real estate investment transactions throughout the eastern United States on behalf of institutional investors. He began his career at Strouse, Greenberg Financial Corporation in the income property mortgage banking business. He is a licensed real estate broker in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Mr. Pasquarella holds a M.S. in Real Estate and Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a B.S. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate and served as the 2010 Chair of its Board of Directors and the 2011-2014 Chair of its International Committee. Mr. Pasquarella is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Mr. Pasquarella is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of Mount Saint Joseph Academy. He is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of the Delaware Valley and is serving as the 2015-2017 Chair for the National Board of the National Kidney Foundation.
As executive vice president and chief compliance officer, Mr. Howard is responsible for ensuring that Equus’ funds comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Prior to joining Equus, Mr. Howard was a partner in the real estate group of Dechert, LLP, a Philadelphia law firm.
Mr. Howard is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and holds a B.S. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Howard was a real estate advisor to the Executive Committee, Investment Board of the University of Pennsylvania Endowment. Currently, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment of Thomas Jefferson University.
Mr. DiLella is a principal of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. serving as the Firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. DiLella’s leadership, Equus has grown to become a multi-faceted national real estate investment company with expertise in development, investment, property management, and asset management. Mr. DiLella’s career as a real estate specialist spans four decades and includes experience in all types of real estate investments and developments throughout the United States. Prior to joining Equus, Mr. DiLella was Vice President of Girard Bank in Philadelphia where he had a 10-year career in the Commercial Real Estate Department as a lender and a member of the asset recovery team. Mr. DiLella is a member of the Board of Trustees of Villanova University. He recently funded the establishment of the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at the Villanova University School for Business where he is Chair of the Real Estate Advisory Council.
As chief financial officer, Mr. Maloney is responsible for accounting, tax and financial reporting to investors. Mr. Maloney also directs the cash management/treasury function, investment forecasting and tax planning for Equus and its investment portfolio. Since joining the Firm as controller of a wholly owned subsidiary, Mr. Maloney has overseen the growth in the finance department from a staff of three to its current level of 13 and a financial reporting system that relied primarily on third-party consultants without standardized reporting systems to the current integrated financial reporting, tax preparation and forecasting system that substantially eliminated the need for third parties. Prior to joining Equus, Mr. Maloney was a financial analyst and internal auditor for three years at Berwind Corporation. Mr. Maloney holds a B.S. in accounting from St. Joseph’s University.