Lichtenfels promoted at Johnson Capital
Kristian Lichtenfels has been promoted to vice president in the Denver office of Johnson Capital, a national real estate capital advisory firm.
In his new position, Lichtenfels will expand the direct capital advisory services for clients of the Denver office.
Lichtenfels joined Johnson Capital in 2010 as a senior analyst and by the start of 2011 he was promoted to the position of director to assist clients directly in arranging capital solutions.
Since joining Johnson Capital he has secured more than $81 million in capital, including debt from agency lenders, life companies and CMBS lenders.
“We focus on providing complete and thorough capital advice to our clients, ensuring that they secure the best possible capital to meet their short and long-term goals,” Lichtenfels said. “I have worked with a number of first-time Fannie Mae and life company borrowers, as well as syndicators, with loans closed ranging from half a million to over $30 million.”
Prior to Johnson Capital, Lichtenfels with developers on a variety of projects in the Denver area, including the 10-story lower-downtown mixed-use SugarCube development.
He also worked at Signet Partners, a HUD consultant, securing more that $12 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) financing, which was focused on green retrofitting affordable housing projects around the country. Prior to that, he managed a portfolio of multifamily properties for three and a half years.
Lichtenfels received his master's degree in real estate finance from the University of Denver, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego.
John Rebchook joined the editorial staff of the CREJ in late 2011 to cover Multifamily, Retail and Investment Real Estate. John was an award-winning writer and editor for the Real Estate Section of the Rocky Mountain News from 1983 through 2009. John also covered economic development, banking and other economic news for the paper.
In addition to his work at the Rocky Mountain News John was a founding freelance journalist for GlobeSt.com, covering commercial real estate, and continues to maintain his own real estate blog at insiderealestatenews.com. Rebchook graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in journalism.
When not keeping his readers up to date on the latest in commercial real estate news, John loves to spend time with his wife and daughter, and has run more than 40 marathons.