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Against the Wind: Navigating a Constrained Debt Capital Market

13 Sep 2022 33 Minute Listen


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Capital remains available for commercial real estate, albeit with tighter underwriting and increased selectivity about asset quality, type and location. Val Achtemeier joins CBRE global capital markets leaders to assess the risk and opportunities in the debt market.

Against the Wind: Navigating a Constrained Debt Capital Market

September 13, 2022 33 Minute Listen


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Val Achtemeier

Vice Chair

During her 30-year career, Val Achtemeier has originated, structured and closed over $40 billion of real estate financing transactions throughout the U.S. with an emphasis on portfolio loans and larger loans as well as construction loans and JV equity. Val is Vice Chair of CBRE Capital Markets, Inc. Her extensive commercial real estate experience includes both institutional and private entrepreneurial positions focusing on debt and equity procurement, joint venture formations, ground leases, development, investment acquisitions and dispositions, and all aspects of capital markets activities.

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Chris Brett

Head of EMEA Capital Markets

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Greg Hyland

Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific

Greg Hyland is the Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific for CBRE. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for all of CBRE’s Capital Markets teams across the region. Throughout his career, Greg has positioned himself as one Asia Pacific’s leading Capital Markets professionals and established deep relationships with some of the world’s leading real estate investors. In the past five years, he has advised on more than $10 billion of real estate transactions.

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Christopher R. Ludeman

Global President, Capital Markets

Chris Ludeman is Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE. Chris drives the company’s capital markets businesses for investors, including responsibility for equity sales, debt and structured finance and real estate investment banking, both globally and in the Americas.

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Brian Stoffers

Global President, Debt & Structured Finance

Brian oversees the global Debt & Structured Finance practice at CBRE. Under his leadership, more than 220 professionals worldwide originated nearly $90 billion in 2021 with 400 different lenders. Loan sizes ranged from less than $1 million to $1 billion plus. Additionally, this practice maintains a loan services portfolio of over $270 billion globally.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.


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