Steve Leathers

Principal, Vanbarton Healthcare Group

Steve has over 15 years commercial real estate experience that includes acquisitions and dispositions, brokerage, equity placement, debt financing, underwriting, portfolio and asset evaluation, relationship management, and business development. He has represented two nationally focused investment management platforms in the acquisition of $3.2 billion in commercial real estate totaling 12.8 million square feet, of which a majority was healthcare real estate related.

Steve served as Managing Director for the Healthcare Capital Markets Group of JLL. He was responsible for business development, transaction oversight and marketing on behalf of healthcare providers, investors, and developers seeking to evaluate, capitalize, purchase, or sell healthcare real estate facilities. From 2014 through 2020, Steve represented numerous healthcare clients on assignments with an aggregate value over $5.6 billion.

Steve served as the Vice President of acquisitions of American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust leading this publicly registered real estate investment trust to build a $1.9 billion healthcare real estate portfolio of medical office buildings, hospitals, and senior housing properties that was subsequently sold to Ventas (NYSE: VTR). Prior to joining American Realty Capital, Steve was Vice President for Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors and its predecessor company, Triple Net Properties, where he directed $1.3 billion in property acquisitions and placed over $1.1 billion of financing and equity investments for affiliated REIT’s, institutional joint ventures, and high net worth investors.

Steve holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.