Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, CCRE
Global Head of Real Estate, BGC Partners, Inc.
Michael Lehrman is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CCRE, a fully integrated commercial real estate finance company providing loan originations and securitization, loan sales and acquisition services. Since 2010, CCRE has closed over $24 billion worth of loans and become a leading issuer of mortgage-backed securities. CCRE, which was ranked No. 1 Fastest Growing Company by Crain’s New York Business in 2014, operates in over 15 locations nationwide with more than 300 employees.
Mr. Lehrman is also Global Head of Real Estate at BGC. He is responsible for BGC’s real estate platform encompassing Newmark Knight Frank and assets of Grubb & Ellis, currently being integrated, with more than 100 offices in North America and 250 million square feet in Property and Facilities Management. The real estate group provides comprehensive real estate solutions to corporations, property owners, investors and developers across North America, as well as globally through its partnership with London-based Knight Frank, a global real estate enterprise with extensive worldwide capabilities and coverage.
Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Mr. Lehrman was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, and Co-Head of the Credit Suisse Real Estate Direct Group where he was responsible for over $100 billion in North American real estate loan origination and over $30 billion of high yield real estate debt and equity distribution. Mr. Lehrman oversaw the expansion of the business in the U.S., Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, with offices in Dubai and Mexico City.
Mr. Lehrman is a graduate of Columbia Business School where he received an MBA in both Real Estate and Finance, New York University where he received a diploma in Real Estate, and Carnegie Mellon University where he received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Industrial Management and Managerial Economics.
Mr. Lehrman is married to Marcy Lehrman and has four children, Mark, AJ, Billy and Tess, and resides in New York City.