Austin Sacco serves as First Vice President and Co-Production Lead for CBRE’s National Senior Housing Debt & Structured Finance Practice. Mr. Sacco joined the team in 2013 and specializes in capitalizing Active Adult, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care and Skilled Nursing communities. Mr. Sacco, along with his business partner, Aron Will, maintains a primary focus of sourcing best-in-class capital for acquisitions, new construction and refinances, in addition to advising and keeping clients informed on the state of the capital markets.
Mr. Sacco’s is responsible for the origination of new business, the analysis of debt and equity investment opportunities, valuation and investment underwriting. Over the past 12 years, Mr. Sacco’s DSF team closed approximately $9.1+ billion in debt and equity for this specialty type and is one of the few real estate investment advisors whose platform includes: Fannie Mae (DUS certified lender), Freddie Mac (seller/servicer) and HUD/FHA, along with all the traditional lending sources. CBRE National Senior Housing has been a Top 2 senior housing originator from 2010 through 2018. In 2015 through 2018, the team originated over $5 billion in senior housing debt across 230 assets nationwide. In 2016, CBRE was Fannie Mae’s #1 senior housing originator in the country. CBRE was the #1 GSE lender in the nation in 2018 with $19.8B in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac originations. In addition to permanent debt placement and construction financing, the team has helped structure joint ventures between seasoned operators and institutional partners and has also sourced equity for development and acquisitions on a project specific and programmatic basis.
Mr. Sacco holds a BBA in both Finance – Real Estate and Marketing from Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business.