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 $4 billion worth of real estate assets throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and executed more than $1 billion in asset repositioning projects across all property types including the Gateway in Newark and two ultra-luxury boutique-style residential rental communities in Ridgewood, NJ.
Serving as the firm’s Chief Investment Strategist, John directs the firm’s approach to investment and portfolio management, leading 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 continues to generate its historical fund-level IRR’s in excess of 25 percent. 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. His passion for children’s health, welfare education, and career development are evident in his annual support of the March of Dimes of New Jersey, the United Way of Bergen County, the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the All Stars Program of New Jersey.
He serves on the All Stars Program of New Jersey’s Board and is a personal and professional supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of New Jersey’s Big Climb Newark annual fundraising event.
Professionally, he is a spokesperson for the real estate development industry in the tr-state region. He is a member of the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce’s 2040 Foundation and served on New Jersey’s Real Estate Advisory Board under Governor Corzine. His trade organization affiliations include NAIOP and IOREBA.
John is also a noted source for strategic comment on real estate development in the tri-state region.