Professional Experience

Associated Office


1900 N Street NW,
Suite 700,
Washington, DC, 20036

As Executive Vice President of CBRE’s Debt & Structured Finance Group, Mrs. Leachman’s primary focus is to arrange senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity for a wide variety of apartment/condominium, office, retail, industrial and other properties as well as development projects. The Team is comprised of 14 real estate professionals who work collaboratively with the other groups within CBRE to secure funds from a wide range of capital sources including Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, FHA, life insurance companies, offshore and domestic banks, debt funds, mortgage REITS, endowment funds, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices, and other sources. In 2021, Ms. Leachman and her team closed nearly $5 Billion of debt and equity transactions, and they have closed over 20 Billion in the last 6 years, representing the largest annual volume ever for CBRE’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

Recent notable transactions closed by Mrs. Leachman include Monticello Falls Church (Falls Church, VA), The Core Natomas (Sacramento, CA), Charleston Place (Ellicott City, MD), The Gateway (Gaithersburg, MD), Gables Upper Rock I & II (Rockville, MD), Modera Tempo (Alexandria, VA), The Cork Factory (Pittsburgh, PA), 200 Stovall (Alexandria, VA), Southern Towers Apartments (Alexandria, VA), The Boro mixed-use project (Tysons, VA), Central Place Apartments (Rosslyn, VA), The Hepburn (Washington, DC), Portals V (Washington, DC), 1900 N Street (Washington, DC), LCOR apartment portfolio recapitalization (throughout the US), 3 Lantern Portfolio Acquisitions (Long Island, Maryland and Pennsylvania), Ethos Apartments (Seattle, WA) and Channel Club (Tampa, FL).

Prior to joining CBRE, Mrs. Leachman worked at a large commercial real estate finance firm where she focused on Fannie Mae DUS® and Freddie Mac Program Plus® loan origination and underwriting. During her time there, Mrs. Leachman closed over 80 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transactions representing over $1 Billion in financing for her clients.