About

Professional Summary

Andrew Cantor is a founding partner and Managing Director for the Leisure Property Advisors, which specializes in the brokerage of marinas and other leisure focused properties throughout the United States and Caribbean.  Andrew works closely with Matt Putnam, Dan Grovatt and Kate Meyer on the execution of the team’s marina and leisure property assignments. 

Andrew brings over 25 years of real estate transaction and advisory experience to Colliers, including over 15 years specializing in marina and golf assets.  In addition to his expertise in property sales, Andrew is recognized as an expert in marina and golf course finance.  In 2004, Mr. Cantor started Textron Financial’s marina lending program, which he grew into the largest marina lender in the nation. As a member of Textron’s Golf Finance Division, he underwrote over $600M in acquisition, refinance and construction loans on golf courses and resorts throughout North America.  Prior to Textron, he was Director of Acquisitions for KSL Fairways where he played a key role on a team that purchased eight golf facilities and the Doral Resort.  Mr. Cantor started his career at Arthur Andersen in the Real Estate Services Group.

Accomplishments

Over the past two years Andrew has successfully closed on ten leisure asset transactions, primarily marinas, in which he has been either the lead or co-lead agent on the deal team.  Recent accomplishments include:

  • Completed the sale of Lazy Days Marina, a 600-unit dry stack facility located on Lake Lanier, on behalf of Aquamarine Partners
  • Member of deal team with Matt Putnam and Dan Grovatt that closed on the sale of a five-marina portfolio on behalf of a pension fund
  • Co-lead with Dan Grovatt on the completion of a Chapter 11 363 Sale of The Sailing Emporium in Rock Hall, MD
  • Arranged the sale of Crown Pointe Marina in Gloucester County, VA
  • Completed the sale of LaPrade’s Marina on Lake Burton for Colony Capital
  • In 2016, he received a Sales Recognition & Achievement Award from his prior firm, Marcus & Millichap.
  • Originated and closed over $200M in new loans secured on marina properties in the United States, Caribbean and Mexico

Skills:

  • Golf Courses
  • Marinas
  • Resorts
  • Recreational Properties

Education:

Andrew graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington & Lee University with a BS in Commerce. In 2000, he earned an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. He also holds a certificate in Hotel Investment & Asset Management from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. 

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