Tony DeAngelo

Tony DeAngelo

Coto De Caza, CA, US



COO of two California based companies: an investment holding company and an equipment leasing company, along with majority ownership of a residential construction company and management of multiple real estate investments. Well qualified executive with over 20 years of experience managing high-level corporate operations. 

Executive & Strategic Development: Strong executive level relationships, business development, presentations, and track record of growing companies from both revenue generation and expense reduction. Balance of strategic planning and detailed operational management skills. Championed the development of strategic plans and innovative marketing ideas. 

Functional & Operational Oversight: Focused leader recognized for delivering superior results. Ability to oversee all company departments and activities, including finance, P&L, multi-million-dollar budgets, legal, high level contract management, corporate documents, technology systems, operational efficiencies, HR, Marketing, Sales and project management. 


Cornerstone Property Services, Inc & Affiliates, Foothill Ranch, CA, US, Chief Operating Officer

COO of an investment holding company with multiple investments, and also COO of an equipment leasing company subsidiary. Review, analysis and implementation of multiple real estate investments, real estate loans, lines of credit, spec homes, flip properties and private equity investments. Director of operations, strategies, accounting, negotiation of agreements, corporate filings, marketing, CRM, and innovative ways to increase company revenue and profit margins.

Relationship driven executive, providing leadership, organizational and communication skills, with a focus on being prepared, detailed, and producing results. Documented success in multi-tasking large projects, solving complex issues, and providing leadership for project teams and direct reports regarding structure, accountability and business roles.

Oct 2018 - current

Black Lion Investment Group, Inc, Beverly Hills, CA, US, National Director of Project Development

Management of commercial, retail, restaurant, and mixed-use retail-office real estate development capital projects across the USA, including shopping center renovations, entitlements, architects, consultants, general contractors and leasing for developments in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, and Palm Beach.

Oct 2016 - Oct 2018

SONOS, Inc, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & China, Project Development Lead & Construction Manager

Contract position to provide SONOS with immediate real estate and construction management expertise for retail store locations in China and New York, with coordination of teams across multiple offices and vendors in LA, New York, Beijing, Boston & Santa Barbara. Role success published in Variety magazine.

Aug 2015 - Sep 2016

SOHO Development, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, Managing Director & CEO/COO

Responsible for all business operations, P&L, business development, finance, legal, and the strategic direction of the company. Contract management, tenant relations, commercial and residential leasing oversight, marketing, site acquisition and property management. Oversight of all company financial statements, project financing, pro-forma analysis, budgeting, billing and direct coordination with banks, private equity, mezzanine investors, mortgage notes and construction loans.

Jul 2004 - Aug 2015

ARAG Group, Des Moines, IA, US, tied to Dusseldorf, Germany, GM/COO ACS Division & VP Special Projects

Promoted to General Manager, ACS, following the merger and acquisition of the company, including P&L oversight and day-to-day operational management of the company, along with additional coordination of acquisitions in the USA.

Jan 2001 - Jun 2004

ING GROUP, Atlanta, GA, US, tied to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Vice President, ING Americas

Promoted to VP, E-Business, ING Americas, and responsible for legal e-business activities of ING Life Direct based in Atlanta, a direct online term life insurance company. Led, planned, and managed the overall legal E-business activities in the USA for the ING US Legal Dept, along with significant project management coordination of multiple large acquisitions across the USA.

Jan 1997 - Dec 2000

DE ANGELO ARCHITECTURE & DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, US, COO, Real Estate Developer & Architect

Real estate development, finance, design, planning, landscaping and construction management for resort and single-family residential flips and projects. Chief Operating Officer, including all financing, management and operations of the company.

Aug 1990 - Dec 1996

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect & Project Manager

Managed over 150 architecture, interiors, and construction administration projects as an architect and project manager, with a cumulative construction value of over $600 Million. Retail, commercial, mixed-use, office, airline, hotel, residential, and municipal projects, including a 50-story mixed-use residential tower in Midtown Manhattan, airport projects at JFK airport, LaGuardia & Newark, transportation projects with the City of New York, and coordination with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Sep 1981 - Aug 1990


Purdue University Global, Concord Law School, Los Angeles, CA, US, JD Program

Honors in Contract Law

Sep 2000 - May 2001

New York University (NYU) - School of Continuing Education, New York, NY, US, Real Estate & Investment Analysis

Sep 1985 - May 1986

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 1975 - Aug 1981

Areas of Specialization