Mr. Bonora is the CEO and President of Catalyst Community Capital Inc. Joe has over 20 years of experience in real estate finance and development and is responsible for the strategic direction of the companies, including the planning, development, and implementation of the firm’s various verticals. He is particularly well versed in government funding programs and public-private partnerships and is well known within the industry for his ability to engineer complex capital structures and create innovative new ways to finance projects. 

Prior to forming Catalyst, Joe was the co-founder and Managing Director of Aileron Investment Management, a national specialty finance firm focused on government guaranteed loan programs, and developer of multifamily, senior housing and mixed-use properties. From the time he formed the company in 2010 until 2018, Joe led Aileron in providing over $550 million in funding to small business owners nationwide.  The company also developed over $200 million in multifamily and commercial real estate.

Joe lives in St Petersburg, FL with his wife and two children. He is mediocre at golf but has been boxing and training in Muay Thai for over 15 years, so he is granted unlimited mulligans.  Joe is on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County, and a member of several community-focused organizations including the Attainable Housing Coalition and the Tampa Downtown Partnership.


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