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Gary Sopko

Lee & Associates

Senior Vice President - Structured Finance / Investment Sales

Job Functions: Executive, Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance, Debt Advisory, Equity Placement, Investment Sales & Acquisitions


With more than 30 years of experience in banking, capital markets


and real estate investment and development, Gary has sourced,


underwritten and structured/negotiated more than $8.0 billion worth of


commercial real estate transactions throughout his career. In addition,


he has closed over $1.5 billion in joint venture transactions with several


of the most prestigious institutional investment groups in the U.S. As a


former Principal of a northeast regional investment and development


company, Gary brings a unique and valued perspective in helping his


clients achieve their real estate objectives.


Prior to joining Lee & Associates, Gary served as Managing Director


in the Northeast Capital Markets Group of Transwestern focusing on


capital markets transactions in the Tri-state area. Before that, Gary


was a Principal with Llenrock Advisors where he was responsible for


providing investment banking services for the firm's private client group


and sourcing and evaluating principal transactions on office, industrial,


residential, hospitality and mixed-use properties.


Prior to that, Gary was Managing Director of capital markets and


acquisitions for one of the Northeast's premier, privately-held investment


platforms. He managed investment risk analysis, sourced, negotiated


and documented transactions, held primary relationship responsibilities


with the company's institutional investment partners and financial


institutions, chaired the investment due diligence committee and was a


member of the company's investment and management committees.


During this time, he closed in excess of $6 billion worth of acquisitions,


development projects, and debt and equity placements.


Gary began his career in banking with Marine Midland Bank (HBSC),


State Street Bank and Bank of New York, sourcing and closing more


than $2 billion of structured finance facilities.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation