Daily News: February 21, 2012

Gordon Brothers Group Announces DJM Realty Leadership

Gordon Brothers Group announced the appointment of Mark T. Dufton as chief executive officer of DJM Realty, Gordon Brothers Group’s real estate management affiliate, and simultaneously announced the appointment of Neill J. Kelly as president of DJM Realty.

Dufton, who has held the role of interim president of DJM Realty since December of last year, returns to the company where he spent nine years as principal and senior managing director. In that capacity, he managed over 35 DJM Realty clients and focused primarily on bankruptcy services, lease mitigation and restructuring programs. Dufton also played a crucial role in major projects such as the stock purchase of a New England supermarket chain; a joint venture with a national discount retailer to acquire a competitor; and numerous multimillion dollar financings secured by real estate and portfolio acquisitions in the restaurant industry. In his role as CEO, Dufton will leverage his broad industry expertise to further expand both DJM Realty’s core businesses and its growing and expanding services.

Prior to his return to DJM Realty, Dufton co-founded Dinosaur Capital Partners, a Boston-based real estate investment and development company. His past experience includes serving as vice president of Real Estate and then chief operating officer for Jeepers!, where he was instrumental in the company