Paul Leibowitz brings over 25 years of experience in real estate capital markets and advisory work, having negotiated and structured $30 billion of transactions over his career. Paul has focused most of his work in New York City, completing many high-profile and complex transactions. Known for thoughtful and thorough analysis, deal creativity, clear strategies and client dedication, Paul brings the utmost integrity and commitment to deliver results for his engagements at Capalino.
Prior to joining Capalino, Paul helped build and expand a new capital markets practice within Savills, utilizing a different integrated revenue model and capital-focused service approach. During 5 years, Paul directed the strategy and execution of various assignments including advisory work, investment sales and equity and debt placement, on behalf of a variety of clients.
Paul worked at CBRE for 20 years prior to Savills, and served 14 years in the Investment Properties Group, where he represented clients ranging from institutional investors to family trusts to non-profits, in monetizing their real estate. Paul set strategy, navigated the transaction process, and negotiated deals from $5 million to $5 billion, comprising dispositions and acquisitions, leasehold sales, partial interest sales, and structuring ground leases and various joint ventures. Paul directed prominent transactions that established national or New York City record-setting metrics on 10 separate occasions. Involved in all commercial property types, Paul also led a team within the Group focused on New York City multifamily assets, residential conversions, and development opportunities which achieved industry-leading market share during his tenure.
Paul was named CBRE Investment Properties Professional of the Year in Manhattan on six separate occasions and was four times a CBRE Colbert Circle honoree. Paul was a member of the recipient team for the 2014 REBNY Henry Hart Award given to the Atlantic Yards transaction, the highest accolade in the New York real estate industry.
A native New Yorker living in Brooklyn, Paul is also a co-founder of IndieSpace, a non-profit supporting the independent theater community in New York City. Paul is a graduate of Lafayette College and holds an M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.