Staff

Dominick L. Paragano

Dominick L. Paragano is a custom new home builder, developer, and licensed NJ Real Estate Broker with over 35 years’ experience in the real estate and construction industries. After graduating Villanova University in 1980 with a BS in Finance, Dominick Sr. immediately went to work with his father as a construction manager on a 200-home subdivision. His experience during this time included everything from site work, ground up construction, sales and contracts. During these 4 years, Dominick Sr. was attending night classes at Seton Hall University, where he graduated from in 1984 with an MBA in Marketing. In 1984, Dominick Sr. built his first house. Over the next few years, Dominick Sr. completed 40 more custom homes in Park Ridge Estates. 

Dominick Sr. continued to build custom homes, including subdivisions and spot lots throughout Morris, Essex and Monmouth Counties, more specifically, Livingston, Essex Fells, North Caldwell, Verona, Chester, Mendham, Mountain Lakes and Spring Lake, as well as other towns. Notable subdivisions include: “Melrose at Mendham” in 1995, a 4-lot subdivision in Mendham Boro; “Old Brookside Estates” in 1997, a 9-lot subdivision in Mendham Township; and “Mountain Lakes Estates” in 2000, a 15-lot subdivision in Mountain Lakes.

In addition to the development of custom new homes, Dominick Sr. has development, leasing and management experience in commercial real estate and in the self-storage industries. Notable self-storage development/renovations include: “Paramount Self Storage” in 2002, a ground up development of 5 buildings totaling 60,000 sqft in Stanhope; “Parkway Self Storage” in 2003, an existing 150,000 sqft factory that was converted to self-storage, in Bloomfield; “Storage Bin” in 2004, an existing 20,000 sqft facility to which Dominick Sr. added a 38,000 sqft building, in Hackettstown; “Metuchen Self Storage” in 2005, an 18,000 sqft facility to which Dominick Sr. also added 28,000 sqft, in Metuchen. Additionally, in 2007, Dominick Sr. developed, built and leased the 12,500 sqft strip center on Route 46 in Budd Lake known as “Paramount Plaza”.

Over the years, Dominick has received numerous awards for his custom built homes and development projects. Notable awards include, NJBA Builder of the Year (2014), NJBA Renovation of the Year (2001), Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association (Metro) Builder of the Year (2010), Metro Best Single Family Home (1997 and 1998). Additionally, Dominick Sr. has served on numerous industry-related boards and committees. Notable positions held include, President of NJ State Builders Association (2012), President of Metro NJ Builders (2007, 2014 and 2015), NJBA Board of Directors (2004-present), Metro Builders Board of Directors (1985-1993, 2003-present), Self-Storage Association Board of Directors (2005-2008) and BPAC Board of Directors (2007-present). Dominick Sr. serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, The Shepherds of Youth. Additionally, Dominick Sr. serves on the Advisory Council for the DiLella Center for Real Estate at Villanova University. 

Dominick V. Paragano

Dominick V. Paragano handles the property management, leasing, construction and development opportunities for Paragano Real Estate Management, Inc. After graduating Villanova University in 2009 with a BS in Finance and a Minor in Real Estate, Dominick V. began working in the commercial real estate industry at a leasing firm as an agent representing both Landlords and Tenants in their retail and office transactions. Dominick V. later joined the property management team at a private equity investment and management firm specializing in value-add office investments. Having worked in both leasing and management stands as the basis for Dominick V’s business experience. 

Dominick V. joined his father and grandfather in the management of the family’s commercial properties and development opportunities. Since joining his family’s business, Dominick V. has overseen and is currently involved in projects such as the repositioning of an office building for future development of 90+ townhouses, acquisitions and 1031 exchanges, redevelopment projects, underwriting and due diligence, commercial mortgages and refinancing, numerous capital projects, new leases, lease renewals, tenant fit-outs and CAM collections. Dominick V. is a licensed Broker-Salesperson in the State of NJ. Dominick V. serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, The Shepherds of Youth. Additionally, Dominick V. serves on the Nova Next Council for the DiLella Center for Real Estate at Villanova University. 

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