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Building best-in-class communities with institutional execution and risk management 

Our Strategy

A focus on urban-core and urban-edge multifamily development in cities whose population and economic trends point to long-term success. 

Our Commitment to Partners

Leftbank works with only with the best-in-class partners in each disciplinary to reduce risks and deliver results.

Our Philosophy

Institutional execution and risk management guide the decision making process so that each development delivers strong risk-adjusted returns for investors.

Our Experience

Leftbank has four partners— two founded and took their former companies public, and two have institutional real estate backgrounds. The diverse experiences of the partners create value for our business.

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Executive Team

Benjamin Kriger

Managing Partner

Ben worked in acquisitions for ATCO Properties, a family office with a portfolio of properties across the U.S. and Europe. He spent time in a Finance and Investment position at a Starwood Capital (NYSE: STWD) subsidiary focused on the investment and management of retail properties, as well as Equity Office Properties (NYSE: BX) in New York City. Ben holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

George Hanley

Managing Partner

George founded Hanley Group Ltd which was acquired by Fortune 500 company INTL FCStone (Nasdaq: INTL). He co-founded Blink Trading which he sold to GETCO (NYSE: KCG). He co-founded Infinium Capital Management which grew into one of the largest-volume electronic market making firms in the world. George's passions include philanthropy, leading the Hanley Sustainability Institute & Investment fund.

Chris Lefkovitz

Managing Partner

Chris was a founding member of private equity firm Grass Lake Capital EPV, an international real estate investment fund with offices in Chicago and London. The fund successfully invested in over $150 million of ground-up multifamily and retail projects across Ireland and the United Kingdom. Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tulane University and is a member of the Chicagoland chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Mike Sekulic

Managing Partner

Mike co-founded Blink Trading, an electronic trading firm that merged with the algorithmic market making firm GETCO. The company then acquired Knight Capital Group forming KCG Holdings (NYSE: KCG). The firm was one of the largest and most profitable market makers globally with with offices in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Mike currently sits on several boards in the energy and real estate industries.

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