B.K. Newsom has been with CBRE Debt & Structured Finance since June 2011, where he has worked on an origination team that has closed more than 1,000 transactions totaling $26.8 Billion in volume. Mr. Newsom has substantial experience working with a wide variety of capital sources including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, CMBS (Conduit), life companies, bridge lenders and both local and national banks. Mr. Newsom’s responsibilities include originations, front-end analysis of financing options, detailed financial and credit underwriting analyses, due diligence and legal coordination, producing loan marketing materials and market research and facilitating the closing and post-closing process.
Mr. Newsom began his career in commercial real estate in San Antonio with BRASS Real Estate Funds where he was responsible for real estate development analysis, investor relations, coordination of syndication efforts and investment analysis. Mr. Newsom graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and later completed his Masters in Land and Real Estate Development, both at Texas A&M University in College Station. Mr. Newsom is involved in the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and Commercial Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). He currently sits on the alumni advisory counsel for the Masters of Land and Property Development program at Texas A&M, and the is a past board member of the Austin Chapter of the Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC), which he served as President from 2015-2017.
Team Overview - Central Texas Debt & Structured Finance
Provides expertise across all property types and capital structures while offering clients the benefits of specialization within each property sector.
The Austin CBRE Debt & Structured Finance team includes a total of 11 professionals led by Tracy Kennedy. Since the start of 2004 through the end of 2022, the Austin CBRE Debt & Structured Finance team has arranged over $31.3 Billion in financing, facilitating 1,266 transactions nationwide with over 100 different capital sources. Annually over the past 5 years, the team has averaged $2.7 Billion in financing and 81 transactions.
The Austin DSF team is the home office for Austin and San Antonio, however, over 60% of the team’s financing assignments have been located outside of Central Texas, in primary and secondary metros in the Southeast, West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as well as Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Further, the Austin team boasts a robust platform capable of sourcing financing across all primary commercial real estate product types including multifamily, office, retail and industrial properties.
Austin’s CBRE Debt & Structured Finance team is predicated on serving in an advisory capacity to provide its clients with the most favorable financing structure for any given assignment. In order to provide its clients with the optimal execution, the Austin DSF team maintains deep relationships with diversified debt capital sources including the GSEs, HUD/FHA, Life Companies, CMBS lenders and other alternative capital sources for conventional term financing as well as banks and specialty finance lenders for construction and interim/bridge executions. In addition to traditional debt financing, the team has significant experience in arranging equity joint ventures as well as preferred equity and mezzanine loan facilities.