The Calida Group, a vertically integrated multifamily investment and development firm, has named Chris Leggee senior vice president of capital markets.
Leggee brings more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate and capital markets, spanning acquisitions, development, asset management and fundraising. He will lead all capital markets activity for the Las Vegas, Nevada-based firm to support multiple strategic initiatives. Calida utilizes a series of funds to capitalize its development, core plus and value-add investment strategies in conjunction with its institutional joint venture partners.
“Chris will bring a wide array of experience, knowledge and strong industry relationships to our growing team,” said Douglas Eisner, The Calida Group co-founder and managing director. “Assembling a group of proven leaders with the talent to help us expand our platform has been a high priority for Calida. We believe Chris will be a key piece of our growth plan.”
Previously of Griffis Residential, Leggee was responsible for raising large discretionary funds consisting of institutional, family office and high-net-worth investors, totaling nearly $1 billion in commitments. Leggee successfully diversified and broadened the firm’s investor base to include both domestic and international capital sources, while building strong relationships within the industry.