Michael Kavanau is Chief Investment Officer at Ladera Capital Partners responsible, along with CEO Mike Hooks, for overseeing investment strategies. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and focused on deal sourcing, capital markets, and investor relations.
Mr. Kavanau has over 35 years of experience, having completed $30bn+ in over 1,000 commercial real estate transactions across debt, investment advisory, and equity placement, with a focus on multi-housing, office, industrial, and retail properties. Prior to joining Ladera, he was with JLL (and formerly HFF), most recently as Chairman of the EMEA Debt Advisory business based in London. Additionally, Mr. Kavanau was a member of JLL’s US Executive Committee Council, the EMEA Executive Committee, the JLL Global Capital Markets Advisory Board, and the US DEI Committee. He began his career at JLL in Boca Raton, Florida and went on to lead the firm’s Florida region, subsequently starting the firm’s Chicago (2001) and London (2016) offices.
Mr. Kavanau graduated from Brown University, Rhode Island.