As Executive Vice President at Hanley Investment Group, Jeff Lefko specializes in advising clients in the acquisition and disposition of retail properties nationwide.
Jeff is focused on developing meaningful relationships that go beyond a singular transaction by proactively advising his clients to help achieve their long-term financial goals and objectives.
Jeff’s commitment to his clients has allowed him to close over $1 billion in sales since 2017 which included 86 transactions valued at over $360 million in 2020. This earned him the “Top Producer Award” for 2020 and 2019. In 2017, Lefko was awarded Hanley Investment Group’s “Honor Man” award for his immediate success and exceptional performance at the company.
Jeff was named Commercial Property Executive’s 2019 “Stars to Watch“. He was recognized as one of the top 20 outstanding young real estate professionals, under 40, that will become the next generation of CRE leaders. Later in 2019, Lefko was awarded Connect Media’s national Next Generation Award, recognizing 10 national industry leaders below the age of 35. In 2020, Jeff and his business partner, Bill Asher, were honored by Real Estate Forum Magazine and GlobeSt.com in 2020 and 2021 as Influencers in Retail, and in 2020 as Influencers in Net Lease. Lefko and Asher also received the CoStar Power Broker Quarterly Deal awards in 2021.
Jeff was also awarded the ICSC Schurgin Foundation Entrepreneurial Award given to one member each year that exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit towards the industry; Jeff remains an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of San Diego, Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate as well as a culinary degree from Broadmoor Culinary School.
A resident of Newport Beach, Jeff enjoys spending his weekends cooking for his fiancé, family, and friends, as well as cheering on his hometown sports teams, the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs.