Salvatore Raffone is an architect and real estate investor with over 20 years of design and project management experience. He has been recognized for leading award-winning projects globally, including a wide range of residential, commercial, institutional, and public projects in New York, Seoul, Cairo, and Manila. Skilled in developing business strategy, conducting financial and market analysis, navigating complex projects, and negotiation, Mr. Raffone possesses a rare combination of design sensibility and a deep understanding of real estate transactions, development, and construction that allow him to be versatile and ensure excellence in his projects.
Mr. Raffone has worked in Boston, New York, and Connecticut for over 18 years and, prior to founding his own practice, he worked for internationally renowned firms such as Machado Silvetti, Office dA, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In 2004, he established The Raffone Group, a platform of real estate-related businesses engaged in investment, development, and servicing, co-founded with his two brothers. His practice is supplemented by his academic involvement, and he currently holds an Adjunct Assistant faculty position at the Pratt Institute School of Design. In addition, Mr. Raffone has been an invited critic and lecturer at several respected institutions, including CUNY, NYIT, NJIT, UPenn, Syracuse University, Pratt Institute, and the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice. Sal is a Registered Architect in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and is NCARB certified. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Born in New Haven, CT, Mr. Raffone received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2000 and his undergraduate degree in Architecture from Northeastern University in 1995. He received his MBA from Columbia University in 2014.