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Real Estate Management

Dallas, Texas, 75214, United States
May 30, 2010

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Oliver A. Castelino

**** *. ******* **. #*** ( Dallas, TX 75204 ( (214) 907 - 8034 (


Work Experience


ALON USA ENERGY, Inc., May 2009 - November 2009

Dallas, TX.

Senior Associate to the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

. Joined Alon on a temporary project to help build a company

financial model and prepare analyses for Treasurer and CFO on a

$216.5MM high yield bond offering for Alon Refining Krotz Springs,

a subsidiary of Alon USA Energy.

. Responsible for all aspects of financial and business modeling for

refineries and marketing of petroleum products.

. Managed the company's short-term liquidity and daily cash

positions; supported risk management, debt & lease compliance,

capital markets and merger and acquisition activities.

. Prepared, analyzed, and distributed daily, monthly, and quarterly

financials to help chief executive analyze and track key business

metrics, i.e.: throughput capacity, refining gross margins, crude

oil crack spreads etc.

HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P., July 2007 - November 2008

Dallas, TX.

Portfolio Analyst - Investments

. Worked directly with portfolio managers and CIO to formulate and

execute investment strategies.

. Conducted deep value credit analysis on several new issue

leveraged loan and distressed real estate transactions, including

evaluating pricing, covenants and credit agreements.

. Gained exposure across the capital structure to products including

equities, fixed income, and credit default swaps within the hedge

funds and the real estate team's CRE CDO, Highland Park CDO 2006-


. Member of a ten-person real estate team managing approximately

$4.0B of the firm's $35.0B AUM.

Representative Transactions:

. Primary deals included an 880-acre luxury resort in Hawaii; a

Class A lifestyle shopping center in North Carolina; and a 478-

room hotel and resort in Aruba.

. Underwrote, structured and closed several land development deals.

. Analyzed and invested in over $1.2B of CMBS bonds hedged with CMBX

during the credit turmoil in late 2007 & 2008.

. Invested in several lodging equity short ideas that significantly

underperformed the market post my recommendation.

WACHOVIA SECURITIES, June 2005 - June 2007

Charlotte, NC & New York, NY.

Analyst - Corporate & Investment Banking

. Worked with borrowers, deal managers, and underwriters in

originating, structuring, underwriting, and closing commercial

real estate (CRE) transactions.

. Part of a two-year, rotational program which included four

concentrated six-month duties in Commercial Real Estate

Collateralized Debt Obligations (CRE CDOs), Commercial Mortgage

Backed Securities (CMBS), Multifamily Capital, and Tax Credit


Representative Transactions:

. Lead analyst on a $600MM CRE CDO for Arbor Realty and a $900MM CRE

CDO for NorthStar Realty Finance.

. Sole analyst for the East Region CMBS team closing over $1.5B of

fixed-rate CRE mortgages in six months, which were securitized in

WB-CMT 2006 C-28, a $3.6B deal, and WB-CMT 2006 C-27, a $3.0B




Syracuse University: Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Syracuse, NY.

Bachelor of Science May 2005 - Cumulative GPA: 3.7 / 4.0

Concentrations: Accounting and Finance; Economics (minor)

Student Activities: S.U. Economics club, S.U. Investment club, Beta

Alpha Psi, S.U. Club Lacrosse

Internships: private wealth management group at HSBC Bank USA (2002)

and Merrill Lynch (2003); commercial banking group at SunTrust Bank

in Washington D.C. (2004)

Leadership & Achievements


2005 Whitman Scholar: The highest academic honor that the Martin J.

Whitman School awards to its top 12 undergraduates.

2004 Stuart Frankel Scholar: Youngest individual to be recognized as one

of the top 3 Finance students at the Whitman School.

Community Service: University Hospital, the Boys and Girls Club of

Syracuse, and Meals on Wheels.

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