• Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, GA
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VIII and Starwood Hospitality Fund II

  • Facts At A Glance

    Average Years of Industry Experience for leadership

    Average Years of
    Industry Experience
    For The Executive Committee

    Assets Purchased by Acquisitions Team

    Assets Purchased by
    Acquisitions Team

    Equity Capital Raised by Investor Relations Team

    Equity Capital Raised by Investor Relations Team

    Average Years Leadership Has Worked Together

    Average Years
    The Executive Committee
    Has Worked Together

    Number of times Starwood Capital and its leadership have been honored by PERE as Firm or Industry figure of the year

    Number of times Starwood Capital and its Executives Have Been Honored by PERE as Firm or Industry Figure of the Year

  • Pacific Shores Center, Redwood City, CA
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VII

  • The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
    Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX and U.K. Co-Invest

  • Metreon, San Francisco
    Starwood Opportunity Fund VIII and
    StarWest Retail Co-Invest, managed by
    Starwood Retail Partners

  • Stella Tower, New York
    Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund IX

GLOBAL CAPITAL RAISING AND INVESTOR RELATIONS

James K. Broder

Director, Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations
Starwood Capital Group

James Broder is a Director in Starwood Capital Group’s Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations Group, where he is responsible for targeted regions and investors.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2012, Mr. Broder spent 15 years as a Senior Managing Director in Fixed Income at Bear Stearns, with a focus on institutional rate sales. After Bear Stearns’ takeover in 2008, he moved to Deutsche Bank, where he served as a Managing Director in Fixed Income, in middle market sales. He subsequently served as a Managing Director at Pierpont Securities.

Mr. Broder holds a B.A. degree from George Washington University’s International Business School.


Michael Lefton

Managing Director, Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations 
Starwood Capital Group

Michael Lefton is a Managing Director in Starwood Capital Group’s Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations Group, where he is responsible for targeted regions and investors. Mr. Lefton previously served in a variety of roles at Starwood Capital from 2004–15, most recently as a Director in Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations. Prior to 2013, he was a Vice President on the Firm’s Acquisitions team, where he executed both equity and debt acquisitions through various investment vehicles, across asset classes and geographic regions.

Prior to rejoining Starwood Capital in 2017, Mr. Lefton was a Managing Director on the investment team at Cadre, a real estate technology platform, and also served on the company’s investment committee.

Mr. Lefton holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


John McCarthy

Managing Director, Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations 
Starwood Capital Group

John McCarthy is a Managing Director, Global Capital Raising, in Starwood Capital Group’s Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations Group. In this role, Mr. McCarthy is responsible for managing and expanding relationships with targeted investors around the world for existing and future Starwood Capital investment initiatives. Mr. McCarthy previously served as Starwood Capital’s Global Head of Asset Management from 2009–2012, during which time he was also a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to rejoining Starwood Capital in 2015, Mr. McCarthy was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Deputy Head of Europe for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). In this role, he was responsible for European real estate investing and asset management teams, and served as a member of the organization’s Executive and Global Strategy committees. Before his initial tenure with Starwood Capital, Mr. McCarthy was Global Co-Head of Asset Management for Lehman Brothers Real Estate Private Equity, based in London. Prior to joining Lehman, Mr. McCarthy was a Partner at O’Connor Capital Partners, Co-Head of O’Connor’s European business and Head of European Asset Management. Mr. McCarthy previously worked for 17 years at GE Capital, where he held a variety of positions—including managing the firm’s real estate investing activities across Central Europe and serving as CIO for the Midwest Region in the U.S.

Mr. McCarthy received a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Fordham University.


David Muren

Director, Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations 
Starwood Capital Group

David Muren is a Director in Starwood Capital Group’s Global Capital Raising and Investor Relations Group. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing project management.

Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2017, Mr. Muren spent six years as a Director on Angelo, Gordon & Co.’s Investor Relations team. Before that, he held various positions in the real estate groups at Lehman Brothers and then Barclays Capital, including working on CMBS securitizations and debt syndications.

Mr. Muren holds a B.S. degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University.