Principals


Gian Matteo Lo Faro

Gian Matteo Lo Faro is a founder and Principal at ADG, overseeing all aspects of its operations. Mr. Lo Faro has over 18 years of successful experience in the real estate development and management fields, in both the United States and Europe. Mr Lo Faro has developed over $500m of projects.

Additionally, Mr. Lo Faro is one of the founding principals and Managing Director of FlexBox Sarl, an international self storage company. Projects include an innovative 272 unit innovative New York-style loft development project located on the South Strip in Las Vegas Nevada; ADG Soho a 30 unit loft project situated in the heart of the SoHo neighborhoods in New York City; 110 Central Park South, the conversion of the Ritz Carlton Hotel on New York’s Central Park into 68 super luxury apartments; Loft 55, a 24 unit loft conversion in Midtown Manhattan; Waterburg Estates, a 10,000 hectare big game and golf development located Johannesburg, South Africa; as well as Luxury single family housing in Manhattan, Aspen, Colorado, Miami Beach, and the Hamptons.

Before starting ADG, Mr. Lo Faro worked in France where he served as Director of Sales and Operations Manager for a $47 million luxury urban timeshare project.

In France, Mr. Lo Faro also served as Director of Marketing Communications (worldwide) for a multi-billion dollar division of Schlumberger Industries. Mr. Lo Faro began his real estate career as a manager at Euro Disney during the opening of a 5,600 hotel rooms.

Mr. Lo Faro received a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Real Estate Development and received a BA in Business Administration and Economics from Boston University.

Paul R. Sygrove

Paul Sygrove is a Principal at ADG, overseeing all real estate transactions from identifying an asset to be acquired, formulating a strategy, fund raising and structuring J/V partnerships. Mr. Sygrove has over 25 years of solid experience in both the financial capital markets and operational arenas investing and advising in over $4 Billion in the development and redevelopment of commercial office, retail and residential assets.

Founder of SAS, Inc., an advisory firm serving owners and managers throughout the United States in the renegotiation and recapitalization of loan’s that required restructuring resulting loan modification through market dislocation.

Previously Mr. Sygrove served as a Managing Director of L&L Holdings, an owner operator of over 6 million square feet of class “A” commercial office properties and awarded the GNYCUC 2015 Developer award in 2015.

Prior affiliation, Mr. Sygrove served as EVP, CIO at Swig Equities an owner of commercial and residential buildings and operating companies. Under his direction he was responsible for identifying and evaluating the acquisition of over $3 Billion of prime assets to include:
  • 5 Hanover Square New York, NY
    A 325 square foot commercial office building.
  • 44 Wall Street New York, NY
    A 350,000 square foot commercial office building.
  • 80 Broad Street New York, NY
    A 400,000 square foot commercial office building.
  • 90 Broad Street New York, NY
    A 400,000 square foot commercial office building.
  • 110 William Street New York, NY
    A 900,000 square foot commercial office building.
  • 140 William Street New York, NY
    A 50,000 square foot commercial office building.
  • 450 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA
    A 140 square foot commercial office building.
  • Sheffield 57 322 West 57th Street New York, NY
    A 570 residential conversion.
  • The Exchange 25 Broad Street New York, NY
    A 308 residential rental.

CONTACT:  +1.212.752.2177  |  paul@ADGDevelopment.com