Carlton Group Names New CEO

The firm, which is known for capitalizing hard-to-finance deals, was led by founder Howard Michaels until his passing in September.
Michael Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, The Carlton Group Ltd. 

The Carlton Group Ltd. has promoted Michael Campbell to Chief Executive Officer. The decision follows the passing of Founder Howard Michaels in September. He has expertise in all aspects of investment, including complex equity and debt capital structuring, underwriting for all asset types and loan/REO auctions. Campbell will be responsible for overseeing the company’s direction, growth and lead its team of brokers.

Over the past 25 years, Campbell has been involved in the procuring and structuring of equity and debt capital totaling more than $140 billion of real estate projects. He first joined the firm in 1999 and served as co-managing principal for seven years, along with Daniel Bildner, who was promoted to chief operating officer.  

“Howard did a brilliant job establishing The Carlton Group as the go-to source of capital for developers and owners working on large projects where traditional financing is more difficult to obtain,” said Campbell, in a prepared statement. “Building on what Howard started, our pipeline of business is as deep and robust as ever, and Carlton’s current exclusive transactions range from New York, to South Florida, to Chicago and Dallas, and out to the West Coast to Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.”

Previous experience 

Daniel Bildner, Chief Operating Officer, The Carlton Group Ltd. 

Before joining The Carlton Group, Campbell worked for five years at several Prudential Global Investment Management real estate groups, some of which included PRG, PCG and PMCC. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Engineering from James Madison University and a Master’s in Real Estate Finance and Investments from New York University. 

Previously, Bildner was a partner for 13 years at Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he handled acquisition, development, hospitality, financing and joint venture deals. He graduated from Emory University and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

Images courtesy of The Carlton Group Ltd.