Salvatore “Sam” DiFranco
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, Sam, along with his wife Karel moved to the Raleigh area with their 2 sons, Ryan and Sam Jr., in 1997 after learning Raleigh/Durham was the number one place to live and raise a family from Forbes Magazine.
Working on his 43rd year in the Real Estate business, Sam DiFranco is well-known as one of Raleigh’s top commercial real estate producers. Sam joined Trinity Partners in 2013 and serves as one of the firm’s Partners. He specializes in representing tenants, buyers, and investors in all facets of commercial real estate. His extensive industry background includes sales and leasing of office, flex, industrial, land, and retail space. He’s also a leading industry expert on 1031 Exchange transactions, sale/leaseback opportunities, and medical office real estate.
Sam’s strong financial and analytical skills, coupled with his creative approach, allows him to see opportunities others don’t, architecting and executing unique, successful transactions and investments for everyone involved. He enjoys working with companies to outline growth and exit strategies, creative financing packages, purchase versus lease evaluations, and investment portfolio development.
Through his affiliations with numerous CRE associations, he is also a well-respected industry advocate, and decorated broker, having earned his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors), and CEA (Certified Exchange Advisor) designations.
Sam has served on numerous boards and organizations throughout the Triangle over the past 25 years and Sam’s current philanthropic endeavors include First Tee — Triangle, Tammy Lynn Center for developmental disabilities, Boys and Girls Club of Durham and Orange Counties, and Passage Home, Inc., which exists to break the cycle of poverty for communities served in Wake county. He is very passionate with all organizations that involve children and their success. Sam continues to volunteer and donate to over 50 different charities every year as his saying is simple “Giving is the hardest thing to do, as it keeps coming back”.
Sam enjoys his close connection and special relationships with his sons and his new granddaughter Chloe, playing golf with Karel, and his car collection.