Frank “Buddy” Gadams

Frank Buddy


Frank “Buddy” Gadams; Director, a long-time resident of Norfolk, VA, is the city’s largest private real estate owner. In the last 10 years he closed over $600 million in real estate deals. In addition to real estate, Buddy is a significant investor in early stage Bio-tech firms, including ReAlta. Buddy’s deep understanding of debt and equity capital markets, with particular focus on new market tax credits and opportunity zone investment, helps ReAlta define funding strategies for rapid development. Buddy was a founder of the Virginia Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and he is also a member of the YPO Family Office organization. YPO is a global organization with over 20,000 members who are business owners. In 2018, he was appointed by the Governor to the James Madison University Board of Visitors.

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