Belay Investment Group is pleased to announce the addition of Marcus van Leeuwen to its Investment Team as a Vice President. Mr. van Leeuwen brings to the position his extensive institutional experience in both investment management and development. In his new role, Marcus will play a key role in the daily execution of acquisitions, asset management, and working within Belay’s operating partner relationships.
“We are excited to have Marcus joining the Belay team. His unique blend of experience managing multi-stage developments, underwriting new opportunities, and balancing the nuanced demands of multiple stakeholders over long periods of time has provided Marcus with a skillset that is well-tailored to the execution of the Belay’s investment strategy” said Eliza Bailey, Managing Principal at Belay. “We believe that Marcus’ project management experience, coupled with his capacity for thoughtful and detailed analysis will serve to bolster and enhance the capability of our senior team, while his strong interpersonal skills and collaborative nature position Marcus as a natural fit within the Belay culture,” said Barry Chase, Managing Principal at Belay.
Mr. van Leeuwen is a 10-year industry veteran who joins Belay from Stockbridge Capital Group where he most recently served as a Vice President of Investment within the firm’s Opportunistic and Platform Business. During his tenure at Stockbridge, Mr. van Leeuwen was involved in the underwriting and closing of over $1.2 billion of transactions and was primarily responsible for the management of large, mixed-use, master-planned development projects, including the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Treasure Island. Prior to Stockbridge, Mr. van Leeuwen served as an analyst at global management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, during which time he developed and implemented audit procedures for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, a federal agency within the United States Navy.
Marcus holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).