Michael Lefton

Managing Director & Head of Global Capital Raising at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC

Michael Lefton

Michael Lefton

Managing Director & Head of Global Capital Raising at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC

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Michael Lefton

Managing Director, Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations
Starwood Capital Group

Michael Lefton is a Managing Director in Starwood Capital Group’s Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations Group, where he is responsible for targeted regions and investors. Mr. Lefton previously served in a variety of roles at Starwood Capital from 2004–15, most recently as a Director in Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations. Prior to 2013, he was a Vice President on the Firm’s Acquisitions team, where he executed both equity and debt acquisitions through various investment vehicles, across asset classes and geographic regions.

Prior to rejoining Starwood Capital in 2017, Mr. Lefton was a Managing Director on the investment team at Cadre, a real estate technology platform, and also served on the company’s investment committee.

Mr. Lefton holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Senior Managing Director & Co-General Counsel at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC

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Former Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Acquisitions & Debt Investments at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC

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Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC

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Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC

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Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC

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Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC

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Senior Managing Director & Co-General Counsel at Starwood Capital Group LLC

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Managing Director & Head of Global Capital Raising at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC
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Managing Director, Global Capital Raising & Investor Relations
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Starwood Capital Group LLC engages in the provision of real estate related investments services. It operates through the following business lines: Global Opportunistic Real Estate; Performing Real Estate Debt; Loan Servicing; Hotel Brand Management; Multifamily; and Retail. The company was founded by Barry Stuart Sternlicht and Robert Alan Faith in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami Beach, FL.

Managing Director & Head of Global Capital Raising
2017 - Current

Starwood Capital Group Global focuses on real estate investments. The firm invests across all property types including multi-family, office, retail, hotel, industrial, residential and commercial land, mixed-use and golf/leisure. Their investment strategy seeks to protect and preserve capital by performing a comprehensive risk-reward analysis on each asset. Starwood most real estate as a commodity with windows to buy, hold and sell. In all of their investments, they believe that the exit as important as the acquisition. Starwood may employ an activist investment approach.Starwood pursues opportunistic, re-development and value-added equity and debt real estate and real estate- related investments in North America, Europe and Asia. These investments may include single assets, portfolios or operating companies. To identify potential opportunities, Starwood analyzes the underlying real estate supply/demand fundamentals, as well as capital markets flows. They seek to capitalize on inefficiencies in the capital markets created by disruptions, turbulence or a void following a period of oversupply.Starwood invests across different levels of the capital structure, including equity, preferred equity and mezzanine debt. Their approach is to anticipate market movements and shift among asset classes as market conditions warrant. The firm often looks to property types or geographic regions that are out-of-favor. Starwood emphasizes investments in urban in-fill locations where barriers to entry are high or in areas of strong demographic growth.

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Starwood Capital Group Management LLC operates as an investment firm. The company is headquartered in Greenwich, CT.

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