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Michael Ellis

  • Managing Director
  • Investment Banking
  • Strategic Advisory
  • New York

Michael Ellis is a managing director in the Real Estate Strategic Advisory group at Evercore. He leads the firm’s U.S. real estate debt advisory practice, with a focus on providing capital solutions and strategic advisory support to clients throughout the country. Over the course of his career, Mr. Ellis has structured, originated and advised on over $25 billion of real estate opportunities.

Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Ellis was the CIO of Stay Heirloom, a hospitality development firm he helped build. At Heirloom, he led the acquisitions and capital markets functions. Earlier in his career, he was a vice president in the real estate finance group at Goldman Sachs, directing the structuring and origination of real estate debt instruments for clients on behalf of Goldman’s balance sheet, warehouse and for-sale lending platforms. His responsibilities also included capital markets, syndication and workouts. He began his career in real estate finance at J.P. Morgan Securities, where he structured and originated real estate credit opportunities.

He studied economics and classics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.