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Gael Ragone | President, Carter Funds

Gael Ragone is the President of Carter Funds and has a diverse range of experience in commercial real estate and financial services. She specializes in investment sales, product development, acquisitions, due diligence, and financial underwriting. Throughout her career, she has been involved in over $4 Billion in alternative investment offerings and real estate transactions.

As President, Mrs. Ragone oversees the sourcing, due diligence, and underwriting of potential commercial real estate opportunities for Carter Funds. She also manages investment operations, financing, budgeting, and dispositions for the company. Prior to Carter Funds, she worked for Carter Validus as Vice President of Product Management where she was responsible for supporting the company’s $3.5 billion+ equity raise.

Previously, Mrs. Ragone served as the Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II National Product Manager for SC Distributors where she represented Carter Validus on a national level. In this role, she served as the fund’s expert consultant to the national sales force. She traveled the country, cultivating numerous relationships within the industry, while speaking at broker-dealer conferences, industry events, client seminars, and advisor meetings. In this role, Mrs. Ragone raised over $400 million for Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II in 2016 and 2017.

Prior to SC Distributors, she served four years at Carter Validus working with the Acquisitions and Credit Underwriting teams for the Carter Validus portfolios, aiding in the execution of more than $2 billion of Healthcare and Data Center transactions for the Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT portfolio. She also coordinated third-party due diligence reports and helped develop new financial products.

Prior to joining Carter Validus, Mrs. Ragone worked in leasing and business development for Penn-Florida Companies, an owner and developer of commercial real estate.

Mrs. Ragone received a dual bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from the College of Holy Cross and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the Huizenga College of Business at Nova Southeastern University.