Lauren D. Leach

Lauren Leach is a key member in Conway MacKenzie’s Real Estate industry vertical. She has more than a dozen years of experience in commercial real estate. Ms. Leach has been responsible for the overall workout strategy and client relationship of third-party managed portfolios, and specializes in distressed and troubled real-estate properties. She has spent significant time working on leases for both institutional assets and CMBS workouts, where she has actively negotiated over 8,000,000 square feet of leases with a value in excess of $410,000,000. She also specializes in court-appointed receiverships, retailer advisory, leasing matters, portfolio valuations and liquidations, and complex real estate negotiations.

Ms. Leach maintains professional affiliation with the International Council of Shopping Centers, The Woodward Society and CREW. She currently serves as Co-Chair for CREW Detroit Outreach, a committee tasked with planning outreach events to inspire, engage, and educate the next generation of women to pursue careers in commercial real estate. She is a board member of the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit which exists to build a dynamic Jewish community through world-class education and engagement opportunities throughout metro Detroit. Ms. Leach previously held a board position on the Birmingham Community House President’s Advisory Council where the mission is to foster philanthropy in the next generations; generating funds and support for The Community House youth programs and services, and help inspire and promote modern leadership and community opportunities.

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Ms. Leach served as Director of Commercial Portfolio Management at McKinley, Inc. for eight years where she was responsible for a team of Asset Managers, handling the oversight of strategy creation and implementation, leasing, property management, client relations, and dispositions for a third-party portfolio valued in excess of $1 billion and totaled 21 million square feet. She also served as a leasing associate for Zifkin Realty and Development where she was responsible for 1.8 million square feet of retail leasing on behalf of landlords. She was also responsible for the creation of marketing strategies, leasing plans and negotiated LOI and lease documents. Ms. Leach also served as a brokerage associate at Next Realty Midwest, LLC. During her time, she researched, qualified, and analyzed properties for acquisitions and managed deal flow as well as transactional process associated with specific acquisitions of real estate.

In The News
04/15/2020 Lauren Leach: Mid-Market Fitness Concepts the Most Likely to Feel the Burn of COVID-19 – National Real Estate Investor 03/25/2020 Lauren Leach: What Retailers Will Be Left Standing After the Coronavirus Pandemic Ends? – National Real Estate Investor 02/10/2020 Lauren Leach: Simon Property Group to acquire Bloomfield Hills-based Taubman Group – WXYZ ABC Detroit 01/08/2020 Lauren Leach: Six Predictions for the Retail Sector in 2020 – National Real Estate Investor 11/18/2019 Lauren Leach: State of Retail – Entercom Public Affairs Radio 10/10/2019 Lauren Leach: RETAIL Is Bed Bath & Beyond Going Through Temporary Turbulence or More Serious Challenges? – National Real Estate Investor 08/30/2019 Lauren Leach: Store Closings Could Hit 12,000 By the End of the Year – National Real Estate Investor 02/28/2019 Lauren Leach: What Will Happen to All of the Vacant Sears/Kmart Boxes? – National Real Estate Investor 11/11/2018 Lauren Leach: WWD Viewpoint: It’s the Holidays…Again – Yahoo 11/10/2018 Lauren Leach: The Retail Apocalypse and Its Knock-on Effects on Society – MoneyMakers 11/09/2018 Lauren Leach: Store Closures – WJR Radio 10/18/2018 Lauren Leach: Sears Will End Up in Liquidation, Say Experts, Proving a Mixed Blessing for Mall Landlords – National Real Estate Investor 08/30/2018 Lauren Leach: Brookfield Engages in Joint Ventures, Considers Mixed-Use Alternatives in Trying to Raise the Value of GGP’s Mall Portfolio – National Real Estate Investor 07/16/2018 Lauren Leach: Amazon Prime’s Day of Deals – WXYZ TV 12/01/2017 Lauren Leach: Deep into the holiday season, 5-month-old Norfolk outlet mall has many empty storefronts – The Virginia Pilot 10/30/2017 Lauren Leach: Can Outlet Center Operators Avoid the Worst of the U.S. Retail Fallout? – National Real Estate Investor 09/30/2017 Matt Mason and Lauren Leach: Repositioning Real Estate (Continued) – Turnarounds & Workouts 08/30/2017 Matt Mason and Lauren Leach: Repositioning Real Estate – Turnarounds & Workouts