Steven L. Kantor is Chairman of Cantor Commercial Real Estate
He previously served as an Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Prior to joining CF&CO, Mr. Kantor served as Managing Director of Credit Suisse based in New York. He was a Head of Global Securities with senior management responsibilities in the Asset Management, Fixed Income, and Investment Banking departments. He was Co-Head of Credit Suisse's Illiquid Alternatives business, Head of Credit Products, Head of Commercial Real Estate, and Head of the Private Placements Group.
Mr. Kantor sat on the Investment Bank Management Committee, the Capital and Risk Management Committee (CARMC), the Fixed Income Operating Committee, the Asset Management Committee, and the IBD Operating Committee.
Mr. Kantor joined Credit Suisse First Boston in November 2000 when the Firm merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he was a Managing Director and Head of DLJ's Investment Banking, Finance, and Origination Groups within Real Estate.
Mr. Kantor joined DLJ in 1995 from Paine Webber, where he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division with responsibility for the Real Estate Business. Previously, Mr. Kantor was with Drexel Burnham Lambert's Corporate Finance division for five years. During his career, Mr. Kantor has raised over $40 billion for REITs and other real estate companies and has overseen the origination of more than $300 billion in commercial mortgage loans. Mr. Kantor is a graduate of Syracuse University and he received a J.D. from the American University in Washington DC.