Mesirow Financial Expands Sale-Leaseback Team with the Appointment of a New Vice President Dedicated to New Business Development

-- Zach Fox Joins Mesirow Financial with over a Decade of Experience in Real Estate and Sale-Leaseback Capital; Will Support the Ongoing Growth of the Business --

CHICAGO, November 12, 2018Mesirow Financial today announced that Zach Fox has joined the firm's Sale-Leaseback Capital group as a vice president. In this new position, which is based in Chicago, Mr. Fox will focus on new business development and client management, leveraging his extensive industry expertise and long-standing relationships to further enhance Mesirow Financial's position as a nationally recognized leader of sale-leaseback capital.

Mr. Fox joins Mesirow Financial from Transwestern Commercial Services, where he served as co-head of the Chicago suburban agency leasing team. Over the course of his 11-year real-estate services career, he has completed over 500 transactions of more than 4 million square feet with a gross aggregate value of $500 million.

"Zach is a highly experienced real estate finance professional who will serve as an important addition to our team as we continue to grow our business," said Douglas Barker, senior managing director of Mesirow Financial's Sale-Leaseback Capital Group. "His extensive business development experience and in-depth knowledge of real estate augments our practice and will enable us to continue fostering new relationships."

Mr. Fox stated, "I am thrilled to join the Sale-Leaseback Capital team at Mesirow Financial. The firm is well-known for its independence, judgment and client-centric focus. I look forward to building upon these qualities and contributing to the firm's continued success."

Mr. Fox earned a B.A. from DePaul University. He holds an Illinois Real Estate Broker License.

About Mesirow Financial Sale-Leaseback
Mesirow Financial's Sale-Leaseback Capital group is fully integrated net lease investment and asset management group with a 25-year track record of investing for its own account as well as for institutional investors. Our professionals have more than 100 years of combined experience in all aspects of sale-leaseback financing and specialize in working with corporate management teams in unlocking the hidden value of their real estate holdings. For more information, please visit

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. To learn more, please visit