About Us
Trinity Associates, LLC is managed by a team of dedicated and experienced professionals with a depth of experience in real estate, construction, management, law, finance, accounting, taxes and operations.

Our Key Staff

John V. Saraceno, Managing Member

Yonkers resident John V. Saraceno founded Trinity Associates, LLC in 2001 as a successor company to Trinity Development Associates, Inc. which he founded in 1989. As President and & Managing Member of Trinity John has successfully developed, constructed or rehabilitated 610 units rental and commercial properties in lower New York State, which include both affordable and market rate for sale units. His responsibilities with the company have included the acquisition of all local entitlements and approvals, arranging for private financing, public financing and other funding sources from local, County, State and Federal governments and agencies. He has also been responsible for construction management, general contracting, marketing and sales of the projects, ramp up and stabilization of rental properties, management and ongoing compliance with government agencies. He has completed $84,000,000.00 in real estate transactions and projects.

Darryle Hawes, Director

Throughout his 30-year career in real estate, Darryle has been involved in many aspects of Development, Construction, Finance and Property Management. He has acted as consultant for numerous not-for-profit development boards and has built a reputation in both public and private sector real estate development. In 1995, he was appointed by New York State Governor George Pataki to head the New York Region of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Community Development Office, which administers community development projects in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland Counties. After leaving the state, Hawes founded Gotham North Consulting in 1999.

Currently, Darryle has been part of the Trinity Team helping to complete the very successful 60 West First Street affordable housing project in Mt. Vernon, NY.

Mr. Hawes has been committed to the development of inner city financial infrastructures for the past 16 years. As both a professional and volunteer he has helped to change the landscape of the areas he has served.

Upon founding Gotham North Mr. Hawes realized that the answer to urban blight or suburban dysfunction is not solely a matter of affordable housing. The problems often run deeper. They include the need for adequate and affordable childcare facilities, accountability from school districts, availability and attainability of mental health and social service agencies. Upon realizing that the healing of communities requires a holistic approach Mr. Hawes began to expand his services.

In addition to real estate, Mr. Hawes has assisted, day care centers, spousal abuse agencies, supportive housing projects, senior day care, food pantries, community empowerment groups, faith-based community enhancement and development groups, urban based colleges, public housing authorities and underperforming school districts.

Darryle takes pride in his ability to constantly challenge convention, develop innovative solutions, and create transactions where win-win is the rule rather than the exception. A graduate of Queens College of The City University of New York with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Hawes was awarded certificates in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning from New York University.

Daniel D. Tartaglia

Daniel D. Tartaglia graduated from Pace University School of Law in 1980 and has been active in environmental and land use counseling, permitting, enforcement and litigation in New York for more than twenty-five years. His experience spans a broad spectrum of substantive areas, including environmental impact statement and processing, wetland and water quality, transportation, air quality, hazardous substances, zoning, environmental compliance, coastal zone management and historic preservation. He has extensive experience in environmental law and related litigation, particularly in preparing and processing environmental impact statements and permits pursuant to the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act and their New York State counterparts. As a practicing attorney, he has represented individuals, public entities, non-governmental organizations, industry, and the commercial sector in the full spectrum of environmental matters.

Among the many projects and undertakings in which Dan has been a central participant in the development and review of environmental impact statements and in obtaining related permits and approvals, and successfully defending legal challenges to those projects, are:

  • The approval and development of “The Waterfront” in Port Chester, New York, a 200,000 sq. ft. retail power center
  • The approval and development of a retail power center along the Hutchinson River Parkway in Mt. Vernon, NY
  • Special SEQRA counsel to the Town of Clarkstown in connection with development of the Pyramid Regional Shopping Center (“Palisades Mall”)
  • Approval and development of the CIBA/Geigy research lab and office building in Greenburgh, NY
  • Negotiation of Developers Agreements with the City of Mt. Vernon, Village of Port Chester and City of New Rochelle
  • Development of Stew Leonard’s, Yonkers
  • Approval of 300,000 sq. ft. Class A office building in Rye Brook, NY

Steven L. Richman

From 2003 to present, Steve Richman has been a principal of Eastbridge Ventures LLC, a firm focused on real estate and corporate merchant banking activities, real estate investments and related opportunities. From 1991 -2002, Steve was a managing director and principal of The Whitehill Group, Inc., a real estate consulting firm specializing in real estate restructuring and turnarounds. He had primary responsibility for financial and operations-related activity such as coordination with lenders and investors, acquisition analysis and financial modeling, implementation of operating plans and development of leasing strategies. Prior to forming Whitehill, Mr. Richman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the Raynes Companies for over five years. In his capacity as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer he had primary responsibility for the financial and administrative operations of the Company, overseeing a property management portfolio valued at over $5.0 billion. Additionally, Mr. Richman was involved with property acquisitions totaling $1.1 billion. Prior to joining the Raynes Companies, Mr. Richman was a senior manager at the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. During his twelve years at Price Waterhouse, he was involved with a broad range of clients in the advertising, financial services, real estate, broadcasting, publishing and manufacturing sector. Mr. Richman is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a former Member of the New York State CPA Real Estate Committee and former chairman of the Real Property Assessment Review Board Town of Yorktown, New York.



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