Head of Real Estate Equity Acquisitions
William Markey is head of Real Estate Equity acquisitions and capital markets. Since 2012, he has spearheaded the acquisition of $20 billion in real estate and completed $8 billion of financing.
Prior to his current role, Markey was most recently responsible for MetLife’s commercial mortgage originations, which generated a volume of nearly $1 billion per month. He also managed more than $8 billion in assets including Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village and the MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue. Markey also launched MetLife’s commercial real estate repo desk, which financed mezzanine loans and other structured fixed income positions. Before joining MetLife in 1995, Markey was an acquisitions analyst for Roebling Investment Company where he completed 25 grocery/drug shopping center acquisitions throughout the eastern half of the U.S.
Markey earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and an MBA from Rutgers University. He is a member of the ULI and a frequent attendee of the MBA and the ICSC conventions.