Leadership Team

Focused Professionals

  PetroCapRE's professionals focus on providing transactional advisory services to clients in the downstream energy and convenience retailing industry with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, private equity placement, real estate/business valuation and marketing, sale leaseback financing and asset based lending. 

Because we understand current market conditions and have in-depth experience within the petroleum and convenience store industry, we can provide strategic assessments and valuations to aid clients in their consideration of strategic options.

 In addition, PetroCapRE can provide extensive modeling and financial analysis services to business owners, sponsors, private equity and investment banks on an as needed basked.  

To discuss how we may be able assist you, contact us today.  

John C. Flippen, Jr.

John C. Flippen, Jr. is a Managing Director of PetroCapRE and a principal in the organization. 

John has over three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and investor with success in leveraged buyouts, turnarounds, and startups.  John's finance background includes work with mezzanine/equity funds.  

John earned his MBA from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia where he also completed a China residency program at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and graduated with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.  

Email: jflippen@petrocapre.com

Mobile: 703-927-5541

John E. Sartory

John E. Sartory is a Managing Director of PetroCapRE and a principal in the organization. 

John has been involved in the retail petroleum and convenience store industry since 1979 and has close to 30 years of experience in all facets of the industry. John's unique and diverse background in the industry also includes more than 13 years as co-owner of a small network of Texaco branded service stations and conveniences stores and over 8 years as an employee of Shell Oil Company. 

John graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, with a degree in Management Science. He also attended New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration, Stern School of Business with a concentration in finance.  

Email: jsartory@petrocapre.com

Mobile: 410-935-1419

Recent Transactions

$60,000,000 Acquisition

Facilitated the purchase of ExxonMobil locations and secured bridge, mezzanine and equity financing.

$68,200,000 Acquisition

Facilitated the purchase of ExxonMobil locations and secured bridge, mezzanine and equity financing.

$207,000,000 Refinancing

Facilitated the refinancing of senior debt, lines of credit and mezzanine debt.

$10,000,000 Acquisition

Facilitated the purchase of locations by securing mezzanine financing.

$32,000,000 New Construction

Facilitated the financing of new construction projects on leased locations with senior debt.

$24,000,000 Acquisition

Facilitated the purchase of locations by senior debt.