Leo joined Zeller Realty Group in 2016. As Chief Financial Officer, he has oversight of all financial activities of the company including investor reporting, treasury, compliance and planning. As a key member of the executive management team, Leo has strategic input into the overall management and direction of the company.
Prior to joining Zeller Realty Group, Leo was a Managing Director with Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. (JLL) in Chicago. During his 20+ years with JLL, he held several key leadership roles, including the design and launch of the largest team within the Americas Finance organization. As Senior Director of Corporate Solutions Client Finance, Leo led a team of 500+ employees serving over 125 clients. Prior to joining JLL, he was a Managing Director of LaSalle Investment Management, which is JLL’s real estate investment management subsidiary. In his role with LaSalle, Leo was co-Director of their Investment Management Accounting group, overseeing the financial reporting, performance measurement and compliance for a variety of international and domestic funds and accounts of institutional investors, with approximately $10 billion of assets under management in the U.S. Leo began his career in public accounting, auditing primarily real estate entities with multiple asset types, including office, industrial, residential and hotels.
Leo has an MBA in Finance from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is a CPA and a current member of the AICPA and ILCPA societies. He has also been a member of NAREIT and NCREIF, participating in multiple seminars. He is active as a member of several local real estate organizations, as well as several charitable and civic organizations.