Contact Info:

(415) 978-5002
mlesser@sandleroneill.com

Michael J. Lesser

Managing Director, Mortgage Finance

Michael J. Lesser is a Managing Director at Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. with more than 30 years of experience in commercial mortgage loan sales. He manages long-term relationships with high-level sellers and investors of performing and nonperforming commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans.

Mr. Lesser’s client base includes major life companies, commercial banks, total return lenders/debt funds and private equity funds. He was instrumental in growing the loan sales business at Secured Capital/Eastdil Secured from $500 MM to $68 billion, initiating and managing the loan sale process of more than $24 billion of loan sales and $40 billion of valuations.

Mr. Lesser holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.