A native of New Iberia, Louisiana, Joseph Bramante graduated Cum Laude from Louisiana Tech University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. While there, he earned the “Tech’s Best Engineer” annual scholarship, joined the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and became a member of Tau Beta Pi, an invitation only national engineering honor society reserved for the top 1/8 of junior engineering students. Following graduation, he spent 5 years with ExxonMobil achieving the position of Business Team Lead for a scope of over $1 billion and responsible for driving, managing, and closing on over $500 million in construction and logistics contracts. He also received the Project Recognition Award for exceptional performance in two consecutive years while serving on the company’s highest profile and largest project at the time. Following his time with ExxonMobil, Mr. Bramante developed a passion for the multifamily real estate industry and has since launched many successful entrepreneurial endeavors in this field. In his first 5 years in the industry, he has acquired 4 properties for a total of 325 units, spent $5k/unit – $30k/unit on renovations and averaged over an 80% increase in NOI on every property. In 2017 he merged and rebranded his company as TriArc Properties with his two expert partners Carrie Breneman and Deborah Newsome, who each have over 25 years of property management experience, to form a better foundation upon which to grow a very large, fully integrated multifamily investment firm.
Prior to buying his first property in 2011, he self-taught himself real estate by reading numerous books and combined that knowledge with his Exxon business and project management training. He then continued with more formal training from the CCIM Institute and is currently working toward his Certified Commercial Investment Member designation that is earned by the completion of graduate level courses and qualifying industry experiences, a designation that is held by less than one percent of commercial real estate professionals. In addition, Mr. Bramante leverages his past and present mentors in the Class A/B market who have amassed billions in total assets under management for continued guidance and direction.
Mr. Bramante’s small town, southern hospitality upbringing forms the cornerstone of his moral and ethical values. “Having a word as good as gold” and “treating people the way you would like to be treated” are more than just sayings for him. He also accredits much of his success to being of strong discipline and work ethic which was required of him from a young age. These simple but effective values and principles will help him to lead TriArc Properties to continued growth and prosperity.