Fernando De Leon is the Founder and CEO of Leon Capital Group, a real estate investment and development firm with approximately $2.5 billion in assets. Leon Capital Group invests in shopping centers, net leased properties, multifamily assets, self-storage and senior debt instruments. Mr. De Leon is the sole General Partner of over 250 partnerships across the Leon Capital Group of companies.
Mr. De Leon is the Manager of Chimera Capital and LCG Ventures. Chimera is a trading strategy focused on publicly-traded securities in the real estate and retail sectors, where the firm’s real estate development platform affords it a unique insight on long/short positions. LCG Ventures is an early stage private equity investment vehicle in the healthcare and retail sectors. LCG Ventures invests growth capital in companies that can benefit from a real estate development solution and growth plan provided by Leon Capital.
Additionally, Leon Capital, along with the Perot Companies, co-founded the European Industrial Company which currently controls over $400 million in industrial assets in the European Union.
Mr. De Leon began his career as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York. Mr. De Leon received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University, where he was a Hoover Foundation Scholar and National Coca Cola Scholar. He serves on the board of many of the company’s portfolio companies, as well as the Harvard Interviewing Committee and the Dallas Assembly.
Mr. De Leon and his wife Patricia oversee the De Leon Family Foundation, whose efforts are focused on education and food supplies in South Texas and Northern Mexico.