John B. Levy is President of John B. Levy & Company, Inc., a real estate investment-banking firm. The firm raises equity and debt for developers and owners of commercial and multi-family projects from both institutional investors and its own proprietary funds.
Mr. Levy is a well-known commentator and analyst on commercial real estate financing trends. For more than 20 years, he was the originator and author of the Barron’s/John B. Levy & Company National Mortgage Survey, a survey of more than 30 of the country’s largest institutional investors, and of buyers and sellers of commercial mortgage-backed securities. The Survey was a regular monthly feature of Barron’s.
The Giliberto-Levy Commercial Mortgage Performance Index, the first and pre-eminent index to measure the performance of investments in the commercial mortgage industry, was co-created by Mr. Levy and Mr. S. Michael Giliberto. The Index is published each quarter in the Giliberto-Levy Monitor, which provides detailed analysis and commentary on commercial mortgage investments. He also originated, with Mr. Giliberto, the Giliberto-Levy Hi-Yield Index (G-L 2) for mezzanine debt and preferred equity investments.
A seasoned speaker, Mr. Levy has presented nationwide to major real estate associations and key industry groups, including the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Urban Land Institute, and ICSC. Mr. Levy has appeared regularly on Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Keene and Fox Business. Mr. Levy is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and the founding chair of a ULI national product council – IOPC Black. He is also Council Counselor for the Industrial and Office flights of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Levy is a former member of the Board of Directors of Anthracite Capital Inc. (NYSE: AHR), a New York Stock Exchange REIT managed by BlackRock, Inc and a former member of the Board of Directors of Value Property Trust (NYSE: VPT).
Mr. Levy received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University and his Master of Business Administration, specializing in real estate and corporate finance, from Georgia State University.