Founding Partner | New York
Les Menkes is a Founding Partner of ACRE and oversees the firm’s management by directing overall strategy and operations, including all aspects of its capital raising and investment activities. Mr. Menkes has more than 30 years of global investing and capital markets experience. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley for over 24 years, the majority of which he spent building and leading the firm’s private banking business in Asia. Mr. Menkes built and led businesses in southeast Asia, India, Australia and China and served on the Executive Committee for the International Business. He spent over 26 years living in Hong Kong and Singapore and maintains strong relationships in the region. Mr. Menkes holds a B.S. from Alfred University and was a developer of the curriculum and a lecturer at the Singapore Management University’s Masters in Wealth Management program. He is a member of both the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and Urban Land Institute (ULI) and sits on the Global Exchange Council of the ULI.