CARROLL Appoints Rob Lester as Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets, Investments
CARROLL has welcomed Rob Lester senior managing director of capital markets and investments in the company’s Atlanta, GA office. Rob will serve as a capital markets advisor and primary interface for investors and partners while leading the growth of the firm’s investment management platform and serving on its investment committee.
Lester is responsible for structuring and executing the firm’s capitalization strategy, including debt and equity for assets, joint venture and fund transactions; developing and fostering client and investor relationships; and expanding the firm’s platform through new vehicles and M&A activities.
Lester brings more than two decades of investment banking and capital raising experience that includes developing, structuring, and financing innovative transactions and financial vehicles. He began his career in corporate investment banking with BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank and went on to hold executive and leadership positions with Blackstone/Park Hill Real Estate, Macquarie Group and Brookfield.
Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group.
When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.