Sean Leahy

Senior Managing Director, Vanbarton Healthcare Group

Sean has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and asset management with primary focus on healthcare, office, and retail properties. Sean’s core competencies include leasing, acquisition due diligence, portfolio management, asset management, and property dispositions.

From 2012 to 2018, Sean was a key member of the asset management team for three healthcare REITs sponsored by AR Global Investments, LLC (fka American Realty Capital). In his role as Senior Vice President at AR Global, Sean oversaw the creation and execution of business plans for all medical office assets, negotiated hundreds of leases and renewals, oversaw all major capital improvements, and was highly involved in the portfolio sale of the company’s first healthcare REIT to Ventas, Inc.

Prior to joining AR Global, Sean served as Regional Vice President of Asset Management for Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) where he oversaw the leasing and management of over 1.4 million square feet of medical office properties with over 500 tenants. During his tenure at HTA, the company was one of the most active buyers of medical office properties in the United States. Prior to joining HTA, Sean served as Director of Portfolio Management and Real Estate for Cole Real Estate Investments. While at Cole, he was highly involved in developing the company’s due diligence procedures, portfolio management systems, and helped the company grow its real estate portfolio from less than $75 million to over $2.0 billion of assets under management. Prior to Cole, Sean served as an Assistant Vice President for Lowe Enterprises, Inc., a leading national pension advisor, where he oversaw the leasing and asset management of the company’s Arizona portfolio of office and medical office properties. Prior to Lowe, Sean was a CPA and Real Estate Consulting Manager with the Phoenix office of Ernst & Young LLP and provided advisory, assurance, and consulting services to lenders, investment banks, developers, REITs, and other property owners.

Sean is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Arizona and was formerly a CPA for over 20 years. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree with majors in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona.