Chief Investment Officer of Summit Equity Investments
John Lustgarten is Chief Investment Officer of Summit Equity Investments and President of Snowmass Capital. Summit is a second-generation family office investor and investment manager that acquires and manages multifamily real estate. He has participated in over $11 billion of real estate and corporate finance transactions as both an investor and a lender. In his previous role as Director at Lowe Enterprises Investors, an investment manager with over $3 billion under management, he played a key role in raising and investing approximately $240 million of institutional, discretionary private equity funds in hospitality and multifamily assets. Prior positions include serving as Director of North American Debt at GE Capital; Finance Director at CIM Group, an investment manager with approximately $20 billion under management, where he played a key role in raising approximately $400 million of equity and debt for CIM’s first fund; and Manager in RBC Capital Markets; Leveraged Finance Group, where he provided debt for leveraged buyouts in various industries, including medical devices, entertainment, food retailers, and energy. He is a volunteer mentor for the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. John obtained his BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.