Lesley leads all custom consulting projects in Florida and the Southeast, in addition to commercial real estate assignments. She has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and economic research.
Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2008, Lesley served as Senior Research Manager for Montecito Property Company’s Strategic Market Intelligence Group, and was a Principal of Focus Real Estate Advisors. Prior to that, she spent eight years on Wall Street working in public finance for Lehman Brothers and as a Vice President in the Global Real Estate division of Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank, where she authored reports on real estate and economic conditions in the major US metropolitan areas and conducted due diligence for the investment bank, the CMBS team, and the Deutsche Bank Mezzanine Fund. She then moved to the research team at RREEF (owned by Deutsche Bank), writing quarterly updates on RREEF’s existing properties and due diligence reports for acquisitions on the East Coast.
Lesley has a B.S from the Wharton School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and works in our Boca Raton, Florida office.
Ken has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has directed analyses of residential and commercial projects throughout the US, including master-planned communities, active adult housing, high-rise development, urban projects, and commercial and retail developments.
Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2010, Ken was Vice President with a San Diego market research team and a Senior Analyst with a national housing market analysis firm. He began his career as a residential land broker with Grubb & Ellis.
Ken holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of San Diego, and is based in our San Diego office.
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