Chief Investment Officer, IA Group (Global Medical REIT)
Mr. Leon is a real estate finance executive with over 20 years of acquisition and capital markets experience with approximately 150 completed transactions on behalf of institutional investors valued at US$3.5 billion. Prior to joining IA Group in 2014, Mr. Leon was a Senior Vice President with Cain Brothers & Company, a boutique health care investment banking firm based out of New York and San Francisco, within their real estate M&A and capital markets group. Mr. Leon joined Cain Brothers in 2005 and worked with leading clients across the health care spectrum including several health systems, multi-specialty physician groups, senior housing operators, NYSE listed and non-traded REITs, health care developers, and private equity investors. Prior to Cain Brothers, Mr. Leon was a real estate underwriter with LaSalle Investment Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) within its North American acquisition group. Mr. Leon joined LaSalle in 2000 and was responsible for acquiring multi-family, office, medical office, and industrial property on behalf of institutional investors which included the nation’s largest pension funds, college endowments and sovereign wealth funds.