Douglas LeClair is the Managing Director of both CBRE’s Southeast Consulting Group and the Financial Consulting Group. As head of the Southeast Consulting Group, Douglas is responsible for real estate strategy and transaction structuring for some of the firm’s highest profile clients and deals. Using his extensive knowledge of accounting, tax, capital markets and alternative financing he develops and implements new strategies, creates value and navigates complex transactions on behalf of his clients. Douglas partners with the client’s CEO, CFO, Treasury, Finance, Accounting and Tax teams in order to create the most efficient transactions. In his 17-year tenure with CBRE, he has been integrally involved on teams that successfully completed more than 10 million SF of leasing transactions.
As head of the Financial Consulting Group, he oversees a staff of finance professionals, who provide state-of-the-art financial and analytical consulting to corporations, financial institutions, REIT’s and real estate advisory companies. FCG designs and customizes its work to communicate information in the consistent, professional manner required by financial institutions and Corporate Chief Financial Officers.
Some recent successes include his participation in the Norfolk Southern Headquarters transaction, which received the Alvin B. Cates award for deal of the year, and Invesco’s Headquarters relocation to Midtown Union. Douglas has immense experience structuring lease transactions for a diverse range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to technology startups.
Douglas joined the Financial Consulting Group in January 2004 as a Financial Analyst in the Newport Beach office. He spent the early part of his career focused on capital markets and investment sales. During his tenure with the group, he led the underwriting of more than 200 million square feet of office, retail, industrial and multi-family housing product with an aggregate value in excess of $15 billion.