Chief Executive Officer
Fernando De Leon
Fernando De Leon is the founder and CEO of Leon Capital Group, a holding company that oversees $8 billion of assets in healthcare, real estate, and technology. Mr. De Leon is the sole General Partner of over 300 partnerships and subsidiaries across the Leon Capital Group of companies.
In the real estate sector, Leon Capital Group owns and develops multi-family apartments, as well as industrial and logistics warehouses. Its current development pipeline includes 10,000 apartments and 5 million square feet in various markets across the southwestern and southeastern U.S. Additionally, Leon Capital, along with the Perot Companies, co-founded a European Industrial company which currently controls over $3 billion in industrial assets in the European Union.
Mr. De Leon is a co-founder of CREXI, one of the largest digital marketplaces connecting buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in the commercial real estate sector. Mr. De Leon is also the owner of Mattison Avenue, a salon suites operator with 40 locations and over 1,600 entrepreneurs in its system.
He is the founder of Physician Directed Partners, an ophthalmology and optometric business that operates 20 surgical facilities. Mr. De Leon founded Turnwell Mental Health Partnership, a consortium of mental health clinics with over 100 clinicians.
Mr. De Leon and his team founded and currently operate Specialty Dental Brands, the largest specialty dental business in America, with 200 pediatric, orthodontic and oral surgery clinics across 19 states. Additionally, Mr. De Leon founded and operates Frontline Dental Implant Specialists, one of the largest dental implant companies in the U.S.
Mr. De Leon began his career as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard College, where he was a Hoover Foundation Scholar and a National Coca Cola Scholar.
The De Leon Family foundation focuses its work on educational initiatives in Texas and poverty in northern Mexico. The De Leon Scholars program makes scholarship awards to twenty students annually across the state of Texas, who endeavor to improve their communities.