Brett Leonhardt

Brett Leonhardt

Vice President at Madison Realty Capital

Greater New York City Area
Real Estate

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Brett Leonhardt's Overview

  • Director of Design & Development at Benchmark Real Estate Group
  • Rockefeller - NYU Development Rotation Program at Rockefeller Group Development Corporation
  • Architectural Designer at HOK

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Brett Leonhardt's Experience

Vice President

Madison Realty Capital

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Commercial Real Estate industry

March 2014Present (7 months) greater new york city area

As Vice President for Madison Realty Capital, Brett supports the team in overseeing all aspects of the company's building and development activities; from design and planning, to construction and project management. His supervision includes architects, designers, LEED consultants, leasing, marketing, building management, and construction personnel to ensure coordination and quality control. These endeavors take place during all phases of real estate from acquisition through to repositioning or sale. His diverse background in architecture and education in real estate finance/investment make him a versatile asset to the team.

Director of Design & Development

Benchmark Real Estate Group

December 2012March 2014 (1 year 4 months) Greater New York City Area

Rockefeller - NYU Development Rotation Program

Rockefeller Group Development Corporation

January 2012July 2012 (7 months) Greater New York City Area

Architectural Designer


Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

February 2010November 2011 (1 year 10 months) Greater New York City Area

As an architectural designer I have been fortunate to work on diverse portfolio of projects that range from 500+ meter international towers to complex state of the art hospitals. Each present a new and interesting set of challenges. I have been involved in the design of two LEED Platinum Certified projects and several silver and gold; giving me a solid foundation of knowledge in ecological sustainable design.


Flad Architects

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

2004February 2010 (6 years)

A key player in the continuation of great design for several projects in Science and Technology, Academic, and Healthcare divisions. In 2006, transitioned from Madison to San Francisco to fill a designer position and began marketing endeavours focused on building a, now thriving, higher education practice. Involved in projects from conceptual design to construction documents; this opportunity was challenging both educationally and technically.

Brett Leonhardt's Education

New York University

M.S., Real Estate Finance & Investment


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bachlors, Architecture


Activities and Societies: American Institute of Architectural Students Board Member

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Minor, Art History, Criticism and Conservation


Brett Leonhardt's Organizations

  • Urban Land Institute - New York Chapter

    Program Committee Member
    • January 2011 to Present
  • American Institute of Architects

    Associate Member
    • March 2006 to Present
  • NYU - Sustainable Built Enviroment

    Advisory Committee
    • October 2011 to Present
  • NYU - Green Buildings + Campus Planning Group

    • November 2011 to Present
  • UWM - Bob Greenstreet Scholarship

    Board Member
    • January 2010 to Present

Brett Leonhardt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Architecture
  2. Architectural Design
  3. Sustainable Design
  4. LEED
  5. Advertising
  6. LEED AP
  7. Marketing
  8. Submittals
  9. Project Planning
  10. Construction
  11. BIM
  12. Photography
  13. Mixed-use
  14. Design Research
  15. Architectures
  16. Comprehensive Planning
  17. Space planning
  18. Revit
  19. Urban Design
  20. Green Building
  21. Sustainable Architecture
  22. Interior Architecture

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Brett Leonhardt's Additional Information


Beyond buildings and real estate investment (my true passions) I enjoy sailing, trap and skeet shooting, good food, and great company.

Groups and Associations:

American Institute of Architects - Associate Member USGBC Member - LEED AP BD&C Urban Land Institute - Sponsorship & Programming Committees NYU Sustainable Built Environment - Advisory Committee Urban Green Council - Member F.& A.M.

Honors and Awards:

NYU Sustainable Built Environment Committee - Advisor
NYU Green Buildings + Campus Planning - Co-Chair
UWM Bob Greenstreet Scholarship - Board Member
UWM - Graduate Of the Last Decade 2012

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