John Leslie Joins Massey Knakal Capital Services
Massey Knakal Realty Services is pleased to announce that John Leslie has joined the Capital Services division as a Director. John will utilize Massey Knakal’s deep relationships with the lending community to procure the most effective financing in the commercial real estate debt markets for assets located throughout the New York metropolitan market, with a focus on the East Village, Greenwich Village and NoHo.
John comes to Massey Knakal from CapitalSource Finance where he was a commercial real estate underwriter for loan pools and single-property transactions. He was responsible for modeling properties, preparing internal presentations, and facilitating closings. In 2011, John closed $105 million in loans, primarily for multifamily properties, but also including a shopping mall and a portfolio of self-storage facilities. Over the five years at CapitalSource, John helped structure and roadshow two commercial real estate CDOs, assisted with the acquisition of Freemont General in which CapitalSource Finance became CapitalSource Bank and was part of a team that originated $350 million in CMBS securities. John was also part of a team that acquired MainStreet Lender which further established the SBA lending team at CapitalSource.
Additionally, John is an Emergency Medical Technician for the Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He is the first responder for medical emergencies in his community and is responsible for training new volunteers.
John received a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University.