C.J. Kelly is a Vice President in CBRE’s Debt & Structured Finance Group (DSF), CBRE’s investment banking arm. Prior to moving to DSF, Mr. Kelly was a Vice President with CBRE Atlanta’s Capital Markets Investment Properties Group, where he provided advisory services for income property sales, equity financing and land sales in the southeast region. Prior to joining CBRE’s Atlanta team, Mr. Kelly was a partner in the Investment Property Sales Group with Resource Real Estate Partners, which was acquired by CBRE in 2012.
Prior to his employment with Resource Real Estate Partners, Mr. Kelly ran his own company, providing third-party underwriting, financial modeling and advisory services in the Atlanta area.
Before returning to his hometown of Atlanta in 2008, Mr. Kelly spent more than seven years in New York City working for top tier structured finance and investment banking firms with a focus on commercial real estate. In his capacity as a loan originator at NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., Mr. Kelly was responsible for approximately $900 million of investments through a variety of structures ranging from whole loan senior mortgages to mezzanine and preferred equity investments. Prior to his employment at NorthStar, Mr. Kelly worked with Shorenstein Properties and Eastdil, now EastdilSecured, where he began his career.
Mr. Kelly has more than 12 years of capital markets expertise in Atlanta and New York City, and has been involved in more than $4 billion of transactions across a wide variety of asset types.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Georgia
- B.A., English Literature & Language, Harvard College