Brian Gage has been with CBRE since June 2013, and his responsibilities include all aspects of loan origination for multi-family, commercial, retail, and industrial properties. This includes the preparation of financial and underwriting analyses, formulating market reports, executing loan closings, and managing due diligence processes. As a member of the origination team, Mr. Gage has worked on more than 800 transactions and closed more than $23.8 Billion in volume. Mr. Gage works with a variety of capital sources, including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, CMBS, life companies, bridge platforms, and both local and national banks. Most recently, he has helped clients pioneer Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae lending initiatives such as environmental green programs and affordability financing.
Mr. Gage graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics and Finance. Prior to joining CBRE Debt & Structured Finance, Brian was an assistant vice president in the commercial banking group at a large national bank and worked at a financial risk analysis firm where he was responsible for the forensic analysis of real estate transactions for some of the largest insurance issuers in the country. Mr. Gage is involved in the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and Commercial Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and has participated in multiple Freddie Mac Pilot programs.
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.