Background & Experience
Mr. Leifeste is a Senior Managing Director for NAI Global and a co-head of the group’s office and industrial property practice. He has over 25 years of commercial real estate finance experience, and has been with C-III Capital Partners since 2010. Prior to joining NAI Global in 2010, Bill was involved in all aspects of special servicing of CDO loans and large CMBS loans.
Mr. Leifeste has successfully held various major positions with The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Archon Financial (Goldman Sachs Mortgage Capital), JPMorgan Mortgage Capital, Guaranty Bank, and JPI. He has originated first lien construction, mezzanine, bridge, tax-exempt, and permanent debt for portfolio, and for securitization purposes. He managed underwriting teams for Archon and JPMorgan, and managed a syndications group that actively marketed real estate debt for Guaranty Bank. While working for JPI, he managed a group that secured public financing for student housing projects. Over his career, Bill has originated in excess of $2 billion of real estate debt.
Mr. Leifeste received a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas.
Professional Associations & Designations
Mr. Leifeste is a prior member of the Real Estate Council of Dallas, ICSC, and NAIOP. He is a prior member of The Council of The Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.