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Against the Wind: Navigating a Constrained Debt Capital Market

September 13, 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 Chairman, Debt & Structured Finance

Val Achtemeier is a Vice Chairman in CBRE’s Capital Markets – Debt & Structured Finance group. She has originated, structured and closed over $55 billion of real estate financing transactions with an emphasis on portfolio loans, larger loans, construction loans and JV equity.

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Chris Brett

Head of Capital Markets, Europe

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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.

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Christopher R. Ludeman

Global President of Capital Markets, CBRE

Chris Ludeman is Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE. Chris drives the company’s advisory business for investors, including responsibility for equity sales, debt & structured finance and real estate investment banking, both globally and in the Americas. In 2021, the company was the intermediary for $450 billion in capital markets engagements, including $90 billion in debt financing. He serves as a member of the Global Operating Committee and the Americas Operations Management Board.

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Brian Stoffers

Non-Executive Chairman

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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