Founder, President | Crosswater Realty Advisors

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Mr. Leary is the founder and president of Crosswater Realty Advisors, an international real estate workout advisory firm. He and his fellow “Senior Advisors” are currently engaged, on behalf of major institutional investors, in workouts and organizational restructurings in the U.S., Europe, Brazil and China.

Prior to founding Crosswater, Mr. Leary served as the Chairman of Lowe Enterprises Investment Management, LLC (“LEIM”), the institutional advisory arm of Lowe Enterprises. He had been with Lowe for 22 years.

Mr. Leary began his real estate career in 1975 on highly complex workout assignments for major financial institutions. In that role, he resolved a wide variety of property problems in the U.S., Canada, France and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Leary is an acknowledged industry leader having served on the boards of directors of the Pension Real Estate Association, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and the Real Estate Capital Recovery Association. He was honored, in October 2005, with the prestigious “Sponsors’ Award” by The UCLA Real Estate Finance and Investment Conference for his significant contributions to the real estate investment industry.

Before entering the real estate business, Mr. Leary worked in the United States Senate as the chief of staff to U.S. Senator Abraham Ribicoff.

Mr. Leary is a graduate of Harvard College (BA, Cum Laude) and George Washington University Law School (JD, Cum Laude).