Ronald Dickerman

Mr. Dickerman is President and Founder of Madison International Realty, a global, fully integrated real estate private equity firm executing a differentiated investment strategy known as direct secondaries. Madison acquires existing ownership interests from investors seeking liquidity and provides joint venture and preferred equity to commercial real estate owners and investors within all major asset classes who are looking to recapitalize investments, restructure balance sheets, or provide existing partners with an exit strategy. His primary responsibilities include investment strategy, capital formation and risk management. Since its founding in 2002, Madison has raised more than $8 billion in capital commitments for investment in commercial real estate in the US, London, and Europe.  Mr. Dickerman has over 35 years of experience focused on the analysis, acquisition, financing, management and disposition of income-producing assets such as real estate, mortgage products, healthcare properties, leased equipment, media properties, oil & gas, as well as other specialty assets.


Prior to founding Madison in 2002, Mr. Dickerman was President and Founder of First Equity Realty, LLC, a real estate investment firm specializing in the acquisition of under-performing real estate assets from financial institutions. He is an active member of numerous real estate industry trade organizations and a frequent speaker on the topic of secondary investments and liquidity at real estate conferences and universities throughout the country. During the period from 1987 to 1991, Mr. Dickerman was an investment banker in the Real Estate / Partnership Finance Group at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., Inc., where he was responsible for the origination, analysis, structuring, acquisition, asset management, disposition and marketing of real estate and other limited partnerships.


Mr. Dickerman served as a former member of the board of directors of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and is an active member of INREV, the Zell Lurie Institute, and a frequent speaker on the topic of secondary investments and liquidity at real estate conferences throughout the world. Mr. Dickerman earned a MBA degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA degree from Tufts University.