Ben Hardee is an analyst with CBRE Capital Markets’ Debt & Structured Finance (DSF) team in Charlotte, where he primarily covers Multifamily within the Carolinas region. He joined the team in the Spring of 2021 following his graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics. Ben’s focus within the group is to provide analytical and research support in the underwriting of real estate debt transactions.
Prior to joining CBRE, Ben cycled across the country with The Ability Experience, an organization that supports people with special needs. In total, he cycled over 3,600 miles across 12 states spanning from California to Washington, D.C. and raised $7,800 to help special needs organizations.
Team Overview - Carolinas Debt & Structured Finance
2017 - 2022
Carolinas Debt & Structured Finance - Five Year Production Summary
The Carolinas Multifamily Debt & Structured Finance Team represents 45+ years of industry specific experience in mortgage financing across all the major asset types. Our team, consisting of Nate Sittema, Kristen Reilley, Elliott Voreis, Ben Hardee and Rachael Snyder, has led the financing for over 375 separate transactions since 2010, representing roughly $9 Billion of financings.
As multifamily finance specialists, the breadth and depth of our lender relationships are a tremendous advantage to our clients. Since 2017, we have originated over $3 billion of financings with the Agencies. Furthermore, CBRE is the #1 GSE overall lender and has been the #1 originator for Freddie Mac since 2009. Additionally, over the last 5 years our team has originated and closed multifamily loans with more than 30 different life company, bank, and bridge lenders.
With a primary focus in our home market of the Carolinas, we led over $4.4 Billion of financings in North and South Carolina since 2013. Given the transaction volume with institutional, high-net-worth, and regional client relationships, we have expertise in an array of “out of the box” solutions including: value-add, Sharia Compliant Equity, 1031 Reverse Exchange, Green financing, Tenant-In-Common (“TIC”), Portfolio financings, credit facilities, entity purchases, JV equity, and recapitalizations. Additionally, we have structured transactions on properties with unique characteristics such as Historic Tax Credits, Mixed use, and environmental considerations.
We take great pride in the fact that our team is responsible for every step of the financing process, from underwriting to closing, on every single transaction. We know the importance of having complete trust in the process and confidence in the execution team to deliver, and we are fully committed to providing the highest possible level of service to our clients.