NEW YORK CITY—The Largo Group of Companies has formed a partnership with Sam Giarrusso, a veteran of mortgage finance in the New York City Metro area, and will open their office located at 110 East 55th Street, at the corner of Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

Giarrusso was the founder of G-Russ, a commercial real estate consulting and advisory firm. Prior to founding G-Russ, he served as Regional President and Head of Commercial Real Estate for M&T Bank. During his tenure at the bank, Giarrusso developed a portfolio in excess of $6 billion with over $35 billion of commercial real estate loans in total.

Also joining the Largo team is managing director Joseph Sforzo, who previously worked with Giarrusso at G-Russ. Sforzo also held a position within M&T Bank’s Structured Real Estate Finance Group.

The Largo Group of Companies is a full-service commercial mortgage banking company that structures, closes and services commercial mortgages for acquisitions, refinances and redevelopment projects. Largo arranges innovative financing structures for borrowers throughout the United States and Canada.