BIOGRAPHIES

BIOGRAPHIES


Cameratta Companies features more than sixty years of experience in the real estate planning, development and asset management business. And because we believe in the time honored values of hard work, honesty and integrity, we think it’s important for you to get to know our team. Our experience takes you further.
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Joseph Cameratta

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Joseph Cameratta founded Cameratta Properties in 1978. Since then, Mr. Cameratta's vision and work ethic have been the driving force behind his company's continued success. For more than 40 years, he has acquired raw land in strategic locations, master-planned his vision for a development, secured the entitlements required to develop the property, constructed the development, and then sold the finished real estate product. Mr. Cameratta's finished products include almost all real estate asset classes including single family residential lots, custom built homes, high rise condominiums, apartments, office buildings, retail shopping centers, private country clubs with championship golf courses, recreation facilities, and banquet facilities. Joe is recognized as an industry leader in Ohio and Florida.

Raymond Blacksmith

PRESIDENT
Raymond Blacksmith joined Cameratta in 1980 to oversee engineering and construction. His position quickly evolved to include assisting in selection of new projects, pre-acquisition due diligence, conceptual land planning, and development cost estimation, project team selection and acting as liaison between the company and the project engineers, architects, contractors and other professional services. Blacksmith and Joe Cameratta have personally handled the governmental presentations and approvals of all Cameratta developments. Prior to joining Cameratta Properties, Blacksmith was the chief draftsman, designer and land planner for a civil engineering firm that consulted with various municipalities around northeast Ohio.

In 1996 Blacksmith received a Resolution of Appreciation from the City of Broadview Heights, Ohio for his involvement in 'Task Force 21', a resident member committee formed to analyze the future development potential of the city. He was later appointed to a seat on the city's City Council and subsequently won election to the seat for additional terms. In 2010 Blacksmith was selected to participate in the Cuyahoga County Government Transition Committee. Ray is a current member of the Estero Council of Community Leaders and the East Corkscrew Alliance.


Nicholas Cameratta

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Nick Cameratta manages the design, construction, and sales for each project. His responsibilities also include maintaining budgets, construction schedules, selection of subcontractors, explanations for the builders and other professionals associated with the project, coordinating the architects, engineers and specialists. He ensures that the team achieves the project's deliverable without unnecessary delays by working closely with the different departments to make sure no setbacks or difficulties arise.

Nick is a Certified General Contractor licensed in the State of Florida and managing member of a Florida Real Estate company.

Dominic Cameratta

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Dominic Cameratta is Chief Financial Officer of Cameratta Companies, a full-service real estate development company in Southwest Florida. Dominic specializes in community development district (CDD) bond financing, private equity financing, traditional bank financing, and tax increment financing (TIF). Dominic has done private equity deals and joint ventures with Pulte, Lennar, The Carlyle Group in Washington DC, Venrock, Atlas Ventures, Real Capital Solutions, FMS Bonds, Synovus Bank, and Busey Bank. Before Cameratta Companies, Dominic worked at Ernst & Young L.P. (Boston, MA). Dominic currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Canterbury School in Fort Myers and a member of the Board of Trustees of Lee Health Foundation. Dominic graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Boston College Carrol School of Management (Chestnut Hill, MA) in 2001.

Anthony Cameratta, P.E.

CIVIL ENGINEER
Tony is responsible for all engineering and land related issues. Tony coordinates the pre-design site selection process, construction management and final project acceptance. His experience includes expertise in construction, surveying, materials and permit compliance. Tony attended Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) where he graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Laura Youmans

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN
Laura joined Cameratta Companies in 2007. Her innovative approach to design for project models and amenities has distinguished Cameratta from the rest in the luxury residential market. Laura’s mission is creating interiors with a new, fresh perspective that uniquely distinguishes each project from the next. As a principal designer, Laura collaborates closely with all of the contractors and architects as part of the design team to bring a vision to reality and is a Licensed Florida Realtor.

Cheryl Smith

OPERATIONS / MARKETING
Cheryl joined Cameratta Companies in 2004. Cheryl assists the Executive Officers and manages the accounting and marketing efforts of all projects. Cheryl attended Miami University (Ohio) where she graduated with a B.S. in Marketing and is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker.

Dustin Lotz

VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
Dustin is the newest addition to the Cameratta team, joining in 2021. Dustin brings 17 years of construction experience in various styles of vertical construction projects. Graduating from the University of Florida in 2004 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and previously working as the Build Quality Manager for a national builder, Dustin brings technical expertise in construction and design to the Cameratta team. His role is to work closely with the entire Cameratta team through all aspects of the vertical construction projects to ensure their community development vision is achieved.