Lisa Beeson is an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Real Estate Capital Markets and Transactions at GSAPP.
She is a partner at CenterCap Group LLC focused on the firm’s public Real Estate Investment Trust coverage efforts.
Beeson has extensive success and expertise in capital funding for non-traded REITs, complex international transactions, and global investment banking. She has a record of success for world-class investment banks and corporations, by earning top M&A rankings, expertly negotiating winning deals, and leading some the largest-ever transactions in the real estate space. Beyond expertise, Beeson combines a strong business aptitude with the ability to forge critical relationships and alliances-a key component in achieving numerous wins for the organizations I represent.
Prior to joining the CenterCap Group LLC, Beeson was President and Chief Operating Officer for American Realty Capital Properties, a $20 billion net lease REIT that also owns Cole Capital, a sponsor and distributor of public non-traded REITs. Before joining American Realty Capital Properties, she was Global Head of Real Estate M&A for Barclays and Lehman Brothers. Beeson was also a Managing Director working on mergers and acquisitions for Wachovia Securities and Morgan Stanley. She has been the lead advisor on over $400 billion of transactions, including many marque transactions in the real estate space. Beeson has extensive experience working with Boards of Directors around strategic alternatives and activist shareholders.
Beeson holds a B.A in Economics and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.