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Mr. Oran is a Managing Director of Dinosaur Capital Partners with over 30 years of local and national real estate experience.  Previously, Mr. Oran served as Executive Director of Morgan Stanley where he was responsible for its real estate investing activities in New England and the Mid-Atlantic United States. Earlier in his career, he was Partner and Regional Director of TA Associates Realty, Vice President of Fleet Bank in Boston where he managed an REO portfolio, and Director of Acquisitions for Unihab, a Cambridge-based real estate developer. He began his career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, the management consulting firm.  Mr. Oran graduated from Harvard Business School and Princeton University.

He is Chair of the Board of Brooke Charter Schools, a high-performing public charter school network in Boston, MA and Trustee and former Treasurer of the non-profit Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. From 2011 to 2016, he was a Director and Trustee of Granite REIT, a $2 billion NYSE-listed real estate company.  From 2001 until 2011, he was on the board of NAIOP Massachusetts, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

He has taught “Fundamentals of Real Estate Portfolio Management” at the MIT Center for Real Estate’s Professional Development Institute.

 

Mr. Dufton is a Managing Director of Dinosaur Capital Partners.  Until the formation of Dinosaur, he was a Principal and Managing Director of Gordon Brothers Group.  Investments included the stock purchase of a supermarket chain, the acquisition of a portfolio of performing and  non-performing retail real estate assets from GE Finance, the acquisition of a portfolio of national restaurant leases and the financing of the acquisition of a convenience store chain.

While at DJM Realty, a subsidiary of Gordon Brothers Group, Mr. Dufton managed over 35 clients, focusing primarily on bankruptcy services, lease mitigation, and restructuring programs. Prior to Gordon Brothers Group and DJM Realty, Mr. Dufton was Vice President of Real Estate and then the Chief Operating Officer for Jeepers!, Senior Manager of Real Estate Acquisitions, Dispositions and Leasing at Bank of America and Real Estate Transactions Manager at JP Morgan.

He also served five years in the US Army Corps of Engineers where he attained the rank of Captain.

Mr. Dufton earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Scott Oran


617 422 6584

soran@dinosaurcap.com

Mark Dufton


617 422 6224

mdufton@dinosaurcap.com