This podcast episode highlights key trends and expert investor advice to carry into 2023 with Fernando De Leon, CEO of De Leon Capital.
The Crexi Podcast explores various aspects of the commercial real estate industry in conversation with some of the top CRE professionals in the space. In each episode, we feature different guests to tap into their wealth of CRE expertise and explore the latest trends and updates from the world of commercial real estate.
In this episode, Crexi’s Ashley Kobovitch sits down with Fernando to explore key pieces of advice to carry into 2023, including how brokers and investors alike can best position themselves for the potentially turbulent economic times ahead. Their wide-ranging conversation includes:
- Early lessons learned that prepared him for success in CRE
- Fundamentals to building a diverse investment portfolio
- Why your investment principles shouldn’t change in a fluctuating market
- The psychology of the economic engine amid current events
- Hidden opportunities and misunderstood potential in today’s market
- And much more!
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About Fernando De Leon:
Fernando De Leon is the founder and CEO of Leon Capital Group, a holding company that owns $10 billion of assets in healthcare, real estate, and technology. Mr. De Leon is the sole General Partner of over 300 partnerships and subsidiaries across the Leon Capital Group of companies. For 15 years, Leon has been a leader in the real estate development industry, beginning as a modest, privately-owned company and transitioning into a diverse holding company, capable of operating successfully across various geographies and various industries.
In the real estate sector, Leon Capital Group owns and develops multi-family apartments, healthcare facilities, and industrial and logistics warehouses. Its current portfolio includes 12,000 apartments and 10 million square feet of commercial real estate in various markets across the southwestern and southeastern U.S. Additionally, Leon Capital, along with the Perot Companies, co-founded a European Industrial company which currently controls over $3 billion in industrial assets in the European Union.
Mr. De Leon has also founded Specialty Dental Brands, Physician Directed Partners, Turnwell Mental Health Partnership, and Advanced Med Aesthetic Partners.
Mr. De Leon began his career as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard College, where he was a Hoover Foundation Scholar and a National Coca Cola Scholar. The De Leon Family foundation focuses its work on educational initiatives in Texas and poverty in Northern Mexico. The De Leon Scholars program grants scholarship awards to twenty students annually across the state of Texas, who endeavor to improve their communities.
Crexi is transforming commercial real estate with advanced, integrative technology and data analytics designed to accelerate every CRE stakeholder’s success. From trading properties to machine-learning-powered industry Intelligence, Crexi’s intuitive CRE solutions accelerate transaction velocity and have empowered nearly 2 million monthly users to close $330 billion in deals and market over $2 trillion in property value.