With over 23 years of real estate experience, Mr. De Leo holds a wealth of knowledge in European and North American real estate investing. Mr. De Leo joined Benson Elliot in 2008, and is responsible for the Firm’s management and oversees the regional and sector specialist teams.
Before joining Benson Elliot, he was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group in Frankfurt, Germany where he built and managed a $5.5 bn investment portfolio and a team of 40 real estate professionals. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. De Leo was Vice President at Oxford Properties Group in Toronto, Canada, where he directed acquisitions in Europe and the US. Prior to that he worked at Borealis Capital Corp, where he was responsible for leading and directing a C$3.8 bn retail business. Mr. De Leo began his career in private equity real estate at CIBC.
Mr. De Leo is a member of the GRI Club, the Urban Land Institute and Real Estate Balance. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Planning degree from Queen's University in Canada.