John S. “Jack” Trenta
Jack Trenta has over 40 years experience in the restaurant, finance, mortgage and real-estate industries in the greater metropolitan Washington area and New Jersey, including 25 years in upper-level management with Clyde’s Restaurant Group, a $100 million-plus high-profile restaurant company with 11 locations in the highly competitive DC market. Over the span of his career with Clyde’s, Jack was instrumental in the preopening and opening phases of three restaurants and served as general manager of four locations including “Old Ebbitt Grill,” the highest-grossing restaurant in the market, situated a block from the White House. In the mid-’80s, Jack was the owner/operator of “The Quay” in Sea Bright, NJ, a finedining restaurant and boat marina, and a Wine Spectator award-winner for “Top 100 Best Restaurant Wine Lists” three years running.
After transitioning into mortgage finance and real estate in the late ’90s, Jack worked as a retail mortgage consultant with First Horizon Home Loans and later with Homefirst Mortgage in Old Town, Alexandria. Soon thereafter, he hung his real estate sales license with Jobin Realty in Tyson’s Corner, VA, then transferred it to e-Realty Network, Inc. before establishing Trenta Realty Group, Inc. in Reston, VA, as principal broker and owner.
Jack’s longstanding friendship with Steven Graul, founder of Innovative Concept Associates, led to a professional relationship, with Jack acting as Steve’s mortgage finance and real estate sales advisor. The two recognized a synergy between Jack’s broad background in restaurant operations, finance, and real estate sales with the needs and goals of ICA.