Lee & Associates South Florida

Specializing in Capital Markets, Debt & Equity

Seth Denison, Principal at Lee & Associates South Florida, Capital Markets, Debt & Equity Financing

Seth Denison

M: 305.401.4140
O: 305.235.1500 x1012

7925 NW 12th St, Ste 301
Miami, FL 33126


Specializing in Capital Markets, Debt & Equity

Seth Denison is a Principal of Lee & Associates South Florida, with a focus on capital markets and structured finance. Prior to joining Lee & Associates, Seth was the Senior Managing Director for Hart Advisors Group, LLC, a commercial real estate consulting firm with offices in Miami, Charlotte, Dallas and Los Angeles. During Seth’s tenure at Hart, the firm was responsible for restructuring more than $4 Billon Dollars of CMBS loans, facilitating the assumption of over $3 Billon Dollars of commercial real estate debt, and structuring over $1 Billion Dollars of commercial real estate debt and equity financing.

As a Senior Managing Director, Seth Denison’s responsibilities included managing a team of business development professionals and support staff, including analysts, underwriters, researchers and administrative staff, across all of the offices of Hart Advisors Group. Seth was part of the executive team at Hart that determined corporate strategy and policy, and assisted the firm in growing revenue more than 300%. Additionally, Seth had also been a founder and Managing Principal of Brickell Ventures, a private equity real estate fund which focused on the acquisition of distressed residential condominiums in Greater Downtown Miami.

Prior to his employment at Hart, Seth Denison practiced law in South Florida, with a focus on tax law, corporate finance, and commercial real estate finance. Having spent time in the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission and at The Gurian Law Group, a highly regarded tax and transactional law firm in South Florida.

Seth Denison received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Florida and a law degree from Florida International University.  Seth serves on the board of directors for Friends of the March of the Living, a civic group dedicated to educating teenagers about the Holocaust, and on the advisory board for IBS Real Estate Investment Co., a commercial real estate fund that focuses on the acquisition of large multi-family apartment buildings. Seth previously served as the treasurer for the Florida International University Law School Alumni Board, and is an active member of the Florida Bar, the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and several local chambers of commerce. Seth Denison is a regular speaker at industry conferences and panels and has served as an expert witness for litigation matters.

Notable Transactions

Restructures of Distressed Debt

$7,200,000 Office Property Discounted Payoff
$9,000,000 Office Property Discounted Payoff
$9,725,000 Retail Property Discounted Payoff
$36,000,000 Office Property Discounted Payoff
$16,000,000 Warehouse Property Maturity Extension
$26,000,000 Retail Property Maturity Extension
$29,500,000 Multifamily Property Rate/Term Alteration
$2,800,000 Retail Property Rate/Term Alteration
$32,00,000 Retail Property Rate/Term Alteration

Debt/Equity Financing

Hospitality Construction Debt $22,000,000
Hospitality Construction Debt $24,000,000
Industrial Construction Debt $32,000,000
Senior Housing Construction Debt $14,000,000
Land Bridge Debt $4,250,000
Hospitality Bridge Debt $24,000,000
Condo Inventory Bridge Debt $16,000,000
Retail Bridge Debt $90,000,000
Retail Permanent Debt $12,500,000
Office Permanent Debt $9,500,000
Retail Permanent Debt $5,250,000
NNN Tenant Permanent Debt $8,250,000
NNN Tenant Equity, GP $8,250,000
Hospitality Equity, GP $10,000,000
PE Fund Equity, LP $22,000,000
Mobile Home Portfolio Equity, LP $75,000,000
Nursing Home Portfolio Equity, LP $100,000,000


  • Juris Doctor, Florida International University
  • Master of Arts, University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida

Community Involvement

  • Friends of the March of the Living; Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Florida International University; Law School Alumni Board, Treasurer