Your website browser is no longer supported.

people in the middle of a meeting using tablet and computer technology


We are a private equity investment firm founded by Sergio and Corinn Altomare in 2012.

We own and operate multiple companies that drive our investment strategies and shareholder value through tight integration, quality, and speed in execution.

Our team's experience spans acquisitions, development, operations, and management across residential and commercial asset classes.

We define our success by our people. The Hearthfire team is a tight-knit, highly-skilled and knowledgeable group of industry experts, with a focus on data-driven decisions.

We Think Forward to Deliver Today!

Executive Team

Seorgio Altomare

Sergio Altomare, CEO and Co-Founder

Sergio is Co-Founder and CEO of Hearthfire Holdings, a Real Estate Private Equity and Development firm with over $50MM in self storage assets under management. His personal and company track record includes 9 successful property exits with an average return of over 25% IRR. His storied career in central banking enables superior financial and investment competency to identify and profitably enter and exit real estate, equity, business positions, and ventures.

Sergio is a highly accomplished Technology Executive, Strategist, and Data Architect with an accredited track record of managing IT projects for the Federal Reserve System. He is an expert in analyzing business needs, performing gap analysis between goals and existing technology, and researching and recommending technological improvements. He has extensive experience in systems architecture, security, mobile computing and service management, and is an expert in security assessment, architecture, design, and compliance.

Through this experience, Sergio has developed strong leadership and interpersonal skills, financial and cash flow analysis, real estate underwriting, and investment crowdfunding. He is highly adept at diplomatically facilitating technical and business problem solving, public speaking, and negotiations with stakeholders. He has recognized project management skills, consistently delivering complex, high-visibility projects on time and within budget.

Sergio received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Security Technology from Drexel University (Summa Cum Laude). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds many other IT certifications. Sergio is a licensed realtor in the state of Pennsylvania.

Sergio and Corinn have been married since 2014 and live in Downingtown, PA. In his not-so-free time, Sergio enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, BBQ, gardening, technology and tinkering, traveling, and self-improvement.

Corinn Altomare

Corinn Altomare, Co-Founder

Corinn founded Hearthfire Holdings with the belief in the power of real estate investing to change lives, and the commitment to turn that belief into a reality.

Since its founding in 2012, Hearthfire has grown and evolved significantly, but never strayed from this core pursuit - to create the ultimate durable investment platform that combines real estate, business, technology, and people to deliver amazing returns in wealth in all its forms.

Before Hearthfire, Corinn worked as a project manager for the Federal Reserve System, implementing technology systems on behalf of the US Treasury. Prior to her time within such a large-scale organization, Corinn worked in her family's businesses - in real estate and law.

Corinn is a keynote speaker and thought leader on the self storage industry and on being a working mom entrepreneur. For over five years, she has led a local Meetup Chapter of The Real Estate InvestHer Community, founded to empower women real estate investors. She is an active member and regional organizer in women's networking groups such as GoBundance Women, a community for female entrepreneurs.

Corinn received a Bachelor of Music from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Music from University of Southern California.

In her free time, you will find Corinn with her daughter, exploring humanity and our world from a young child's fresh perspective.

Michael Baillargeon

Michael Baillargeon, COO

Mike brings over two decades of self storage leadership experience, with wide ranging responsibilities that have included operational management as well as third party and asset management.

Most recently, Mike led the rapid growth of the Store Space Storage portfolio as the Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to that, he served for three years as a key member of the third party & asset management teams at Extra Space Storage in Salt Lake City, Utah. Earlier in his distinguished career, Mike served fifteen years in a variety of field operational roles for both Extra Space Storage and Public Storage.

Mike is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ethan Blum

Ethan Blum, Director of Capital Markets

With over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, Ethan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. He has a proven track record in capital origination, structuring, finance, and analysis, and has developed a diverse set of industry relationships within institutional and retail investor communities.

Ethan's experience in the commercial real estate industry is extensive, having successfully transacted over $1 billion in debt and equity since 2016. He possesses expertise in all debt, equity, and hybrid tranches of capital stacks across various asset types, including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, hospitality, and alternative assets. Additionally, he has completed deals ranging from pure ground-up to adaptive re-use and deep value-add. His experience in operations and investments, liaising with prime brokers, custodians, and swap counterparties makes him an key asset to our team.

Ethan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY and holds a Pennsylvania real estate salesperson license. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, exploring National Parks, playing sports, and attending live concerts.

Henry Metcalf

Henry Metcalf, Director of Acquisitions

Henry is a serial learner, especially when it comes to all things real estate. From becoming a licensed realtor in Utah to earning his Masters Degree in Real Estate Development, Henry has always sought out additional opportunities to learn and grow in the industry. He was exposed to self-storage early in his career with Extra Space Storage and realized its appeal through underwriting thousands of development and acquisition opportunities across the country. He leads acquisition efforts for Hearthfire Holdings and would love to chat about any opportunities you may have.

After starting his career in real estate as a residential realtor in Utah, Henry joined the Third Party and Asset Management team at Extra Space Storage. Henry led the underwriting efforts for outside partners on both the acquisition and development fronts. He also created the State of Third Party report, used by the executive team to track key performance indicators and growth opportunities nationwide.

From there, Henry spent some time in land acquisition and development with Ivory Homes, the largest home builder in Utah, where he led projects from origination through entitlements and gained valuable experience in deal negotiation and government approvals.

Most recently he acted as Investments Director for a real estate investment company focused on the development and acquisition of self-storage and retail mixed-use projects in primary and secondary markets throughout the United States.

Henry received his Bachelor of Finance from University of Utah, and Master of Real Estate Development from University of Utah.

Family is everything to Henry. He and his wife Abby are the lucky parents of two incredible kiddos. When not dressing up as Prince Charming or having dance parties with his oldest daughter, Henry enjoys all things sports, from golfing to cheering on the local high school basketball teams. Abby and Henry are also avid travelers and love visiting London, England where they first met as volunteers for their church in 2015.

Will Lockard

Will Lockard, Director of Construction

Attention to detail is key to a successful development venture. No matter the dollar value or physical size of a development, every project deserves the same level of mindfulness and consideration. Will has made a career of striving for this goal and has successfully developed and constructed Self Storage facilities throughout the United States.

Relationships are currency in the construction business, and Will has established an abundance of connections over the years—as a project manager, self-storage site manager, and owner of a construction company. As Hearthfire’s Director of Construction, Will manages all aspects of projects, from planning through completion. A significant part of his role includes building and maintaining relationships with contractors and subcontractors.

Will was introduced to the self-storage industry by a family friend who owned multiple self-storage facilities. After pursuing several years of training to become an electrical engineer, Will accepted a position as an on-site manager for a self-storage facility, overseeing day-to-day operations of the facility. Gradually he shifted to project management and spent several years managing construction projects and performing facility maintenance.

These experiences were the catalysts that drove Will to start his own construction company. For five years, Will’s company worked strictly with self-storage facilities. The company handled the construction of new steel buildings and general maintenance.

Will received his degree in Engineering from West Virginia University.

Join Our Team

We're always looking to expand our talent pool. We want passionate, dedicated, affable people who work to exceed client expectations.

Contact Us About Opportunities