Chairman & Co-Founder
John Sokolovic is the Chairman, Co-Founder, and a major shareholder of the Red Stone Group of companies and all the affiliated Red Stone entities. Mr. Sokolovic has been involved in over $12 billion of real estate financings and transactions and is responsible for the oversight and the strategic direction of Red Stone. Mr. Sokolovic formed Red Stone in 2002 with capital provided by Prudential Real Estate Investors. In 2010, under Mr. Sokolovic ‘s leadership, Red Stone became an independent company with access to various sources of capital and institutional investors.
Mr. Sokolovic was previously Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer of Credit Re Mortgage Capital. He was a co-founder of that firm and its predecessor, CentRe Mortgage Capital. These two firms were affiliates of The Related Companies, where Mr. Sokolovic was employed for 16 years. Prior to joining Related, Mr. Sokolovic was with the accounting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Company (currently Ernst and Young). Mr. Sokolovic is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Economics.