Michael N. Lerner, Chief Executive Officer of MCZ Capital Ventures, has been in the real estate industry for 14 years. Mr. Lerner directs the firm’s overall strategy to provide superior risk-adjusted returns to its investors. As a seasoned real estate investor, he specializes in sourcing, structuring and capitalizing both simple and extremely complex transactions. Mr. Lerner has invested in over $1 billion of real estate projects on behalf of himself, high net-worth individuals and family offices. His portfolio includes $300+ million of ground-up developments. With a background in construction and an entrepreneurial mindset, Mr. Lerner began by purchasing distressed assets in various stages of development in urban infill locations early in the financial crisis.