Dallas, TX – Metropolitan Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that Justin Laub has joined the firm.  Justin will be responsible for new client development along with originating new debt and equity transactions.  Justin brings both international and domestic real estate transaction experience to MCA, having spent four years in Moscow, Russia consulting investors and developers on large-scale developments in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. More recently, Justin worked in New York City with Aviva Investors, in their real estate private equity group, and with Ackman-Ziff, in their real estate investment banking group. Justin joined MCA from Churchill Capital, where he focused on a wide variety of commercial real estate finance deals.

Justin has completed structured real estate transactions throughout the entire capital stack including senior mortgages, mezzanine loans, participating debt, preferred equity and JV equity partnerships. He has expertise in all areas of real estate including multifamily, retail, office, industrial, hospitality and land development. Justin a B.A. Occidental College and an M.S. in Real Estate Finance from New York University.

Since 1992, MCA has closed over $9 billion of debt and equity transactions on behalf of commercial real estate developers and owners.  The firm has been consistently ranked as one of the Top Real Estate Finance Intermediaries in the US by National Real Estate Investor Magazine. The firm completed over $450,000,000 of transactions in 2012 and is on track to exceed that production in 2013. Metropolitan Capital Advisors is a member of the Real Estate Capital Alliance (www.reca.us)