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Leslie Furst

Leslie Furst joined Kettler in 2003 and is Senior Vice President of Finance for the company. Ms. Furst is responsible for overseeing asset management, all financing activities and lender relationships and is actively involved in equity placement and investor relations. Financing activities include acquisition, construction, development, permanent and mezzanine loans for all company real estate projects.


She has successfully managed over $1 billion of financings on behalf of Kettler and its partners, and played a critical role in the company’s ability to weather the economic downturn and position itself for its current growth.


Ms. Furst earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Kettler, Ms. Furst worked in the Charles E. Smith Division of Vornado Realty Trust as well as Bank of America. She is an active member of CREW DC and its community service committee, a member of ULI, a FutureLink mentor and a regular Martha’s Table volunteer.