Mr. Sittema is Senior Vice President of CBRE’s Debt and Structured Finance Group and leads the multifamily finance platform in the Carolinas. Since joining CBRE in 2010, Mr. Sittema has focused his efforts on securing debt and equity for his REIT, Pension Fund, high-net-worth, and developer clients structuring in excess of $6 Billion of transactions. By leveraging deep relationships with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, along with extensive life insurance company, bank, bridge, and joint venture equity, Nate and his team are able to structure tailored solutions for his multifamily clients.
During his career Mr. Sittema has gained a unique perspective by serving on the institutional side of the real estate industry fostering a comprehensive understanding of debt and equity, as well as property operations for all the major asset classes, with a particular focus within multifamily. Mr. Sittema began his career as a retail leasing associate with Crosland, LLC. In 2008 Mr. Sittema accepted a position at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Commercial Real Estate Bank where he primarily focused on construction loan origination and portfolio management, gaining extensive experience with successful restructures as well as originations with some of the most well-known developers in the Carolinas.
Mr. Sittema is a graduate of Clemson University, with a degree in Finance and an emphasis in Real Estate.
- CBRE Top 20% Producer since 2017
- Apartment Life in the Carolinas, Advisory Council
- Childress Klein YMCA, Board Member
- Mortgage Bankers Association, Emerging Leaders Alumni
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, North Carolina
- Clemson University, Bachelor of Science; Financial Management with an emphasis in Real Estate, minor in Communications.