Team

Founder

Ben Catanese

Benjamin J. Catanese is the President and CEO of Legacy Automotive Capital, and has the unique perspective of operating Legacy as both an experienced real estate investor and a New Car Dealer. He has owned and operated domestic and import New Car franchises for the last eight (8) years and has a deep understanding of the franchise system. Additionally, Ben is the co-founder of GoMoto, the leading provider of self-service technology in the automotive industry. Prior to becoming a dealer, Ben held the position of Director of Acquisitions for Patriot Equities, an international private equity real estate development firm specializing in structuring creative sale-leaseback transactions with Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Catanese graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in International Business & Management.

Principal / Operations & Acquisitions

TJ Doyle

TJ is an executive leader with passion and drive to develop strategies for diverse organizations to deliver results.  He’s developed a versatile skillset established over his nearly two decades of experience throughout commercial real estate development and separately in manufacturing/processing & logistics operations within the oil and gas industry.

TJ is an active real estate investor, and as a commercial real estate broker and Principal, TJ has been involved in transactions in excess of $1 billion.  Having been licensed in real estate for nearly 20 years he is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of PA and a five (5) time winner of the Best Real Estate Deal Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.  TJ was also an angel funding partner of GoMoto, an automobile related organization focused on bridging the technology gap for modern consumers inside traditional dealerships.

He holds a BS degree in Physics from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Principal / Operations & Acquisitions

D. Charles Houder

Charlie is a Principal and Founder of Legacy Automotive Capital. In that role he is responsible for sourcing and analyzing acquisition opportunities for the company. In addition to his involvement in Legacy, Charlie is the President and Founder of Haverford Properties Inc., which is an established real estate investment and development company based outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Charlie has been principally involved in real estate and corporate acquisitions and dispositions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Florida and the District of Columbia with a cumulative value of over $1,200,000,000 and ranging in size from $5,000,000 to $300,000,000. Charlie began his career as a real estate attorney at a large Philadelphia law firm. Charlie serves as the Chair of the Board of Visitors for Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is also the Co-Founder of the Music Is Love Foundation Inc., a non-profit foundation that organizes music based events to raise funds for pediatric medical institutions. A native of the Philadelphia area, Charlie received a B.A. from Western University and a J.D. from Syracuse University. Charlie lives with his wife and four children in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

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