MacKenzie Capital

John Black, President

John Black, President of MacKenzie Capital, LLC has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and investment having completed hundreds of transactions with a market value in excess of several billion dollars. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, John was a senior vice president of Chicago-based Draper & Kramer Realty Advisors representing pension funds and high net worth individuals and associations in their direct real estate investment allocations. Prior to Draper & Kramer, John was the chief investment officer for the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, a $4 billion open-ended commingled fund. Additionally, John spent four years in the hospitality industry as an executive vice president of finance and minority owner of MHI Hotels, LLC. John’s real estate and finance career began at Maryland National Bank where he worked for 15 years and culminated as group head/unit manager with the Real Estate Industries Group.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Washington & Lee University.

MacKenzie Capital, LLC is a real estate capital advisory firm that commercial real estate owners, developers, and investors rely on for their debt, equity, and project financing needs. Our creative, hands-on, and client-focused approach to capital advisory ensures that our clients are getting the most effective financing for their project in the current market. For decades, our team of experienced advisors has successfully arranged financing for small and large projects of all property types throughout the country. MacKenzie Capital is an affiliate of The MacKenzie Companies, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest independently owned full-service commercial real estate firms that is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Interview Questions

Q1: Could you give us an overview of Mackenzie Capital and what you specialize in?

Q2: Can you give us some insight of what you are seeing in your business and how our current economic situation has effected it?

Q3: Can you comment on how this pandemic created opportunity for you and your clients?

Q4: If you can share, what type of capital sources are remaining active right now and what types of assets are they most interested in?

Q5: For those holding a distressed property in this market, what advice can you give those owners on the capital out in the market right now?

Q6: What are some of the key indicators you’ll be tracking to gauge the market stability as we wrap up Q2 and head into hopefully a continued recovery in Q3? 

News from MacKenzie:

MacKenzie Capital’s COVID Closings Surpass $47 Million

MacKenzie Management Adds 30,000 SF, Expanding to Rockville

MacKenzie Platform Facilitates Sale, Financing, Leasing and Management Assignment

MacKenzie Management Adds 9017 Red Branch, Grows to More than 1.5 MSF in Columbia

MacKenzie Contracting Completes New Location for Maryland Philanthropy Network

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