John DeSantis

Kearny Real Estate Company

Assistant Vice President

Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management


Mr. DeSantis joined Kearny Real Estate in 2017. He is responsible for the underwriting of new acquisitions and asset management of existing properties while reporting to senior originators within Kearny. Before joining Kearny, Mr. DeSantis worked with Phase 3 Real Estate Partners, a life science real estate developer located in San Diego, CA. At Phase 3, Mr. DeSantis worked directly with the president of the company to facilitate all facets of the development process – including acquisitions, financing, design, construction, leasing, building operations, strategic planning, and investor relations. His main responsibilities included underwriting new acquisitions and providing financial analysis for a portfolio of six Class A life science properties in San Diego and South San Francisco. Previously, Mr. DeSantis worked as an asset management analyst at Sunstone Hotel Investors, a hotel real estate investment trust that owns 25+ upper-upscale hotel properties across the United States. Before becoming a full-time analyst, he previously worked with Sunstone as a summer analyst at their corporate office and a rotational intern at their Hilton San Diego Bayfront property. Mr. DeSantis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Recapitalization, Rehabilitation
Property Type