John Saraceno Jr.
Co-Founder and Managing Principal
John Saraceno, Jr. is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities, LLC, one of the most active commercial property investment, management and development firms in the New York Metro market. Since founding in 2004 with partner Jonathan Schultz, Onyx has acquired more than $2.2 billion worth of real estate assets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut and executed over $230 million in asset repositioning projects across all property types.
Serving as the firm’s Chief Investment Strategist, John directs the firm’s approach to investment and portfolio management. Since Onyx’s inception, he has successfully led its mission to partner with some of the country’s most significant institutional investment firms. In addition, he oversees Onyx’s investment fund arm, which has historically and continues to generate fund-level IRR’s in excess of 25%. The foundation for Onyx’s investment and portfolio management strategies was built upon John’s tenure as Founding Member and Chief Investment Officer at Ivy Equities, where he was responsible for all acquisition, disposition, and finance activities.
John is an alum of Fordham University and holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School. With children’s health and welfare as a major concern, he is an annual supporter of the March of Dimes of New Jersey, the United Way of Bergen County, and the Ridgewood Education Foundation. He serves on the Ridgewood Public Library Board of Trustees as well as on Valley Hospital’s President’s Advisory Council. Professionally, he is a spokesperson for the real estate development industry in the tri-state region. He is a member of the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce’s 2040 Council, and served on New Jersey’s Real Estate Advisory Board under Governor Corzine. Trade organization affiliation includes NAIOP and IOREBA.