Jeanine Lester

Head of Washington, D.C. Regional Office - Real Estate

Jeanine Lester is head of Washington, D.C. regional office. She assumed her current role in 2018 and is responsible for the Washington, D.C. region’s commercial mortgage and real estate equity portfolios.

In her 14 years with MetLife, Lester spent eight years originating or refinancing commercial mortgages totaling over $2 billion in the San Francisco region. In 2012, Lester transitioned to director of acquisitions in San Francisco and successfully led the team in over $2.8 billion of transaction volume with nearly $1.3 billion of equity investments. Prior to joining MetLife, Lester was a senior consultant with the Rosen Consulting Group responsible for co-authoring economic and real estate white papers and completing special projects on market strategies for real estate investor clients. 

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a minor in economics from Santa Clara University, and an MBA with a concentration in real estate from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.