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Steve Wendel is a Senior Vice President with CBRE’s Capital Market’s Debt and Structured Finance team based out of Boston, MA. Mr. Wendel is an accomplished commercial real estate investment professional with nearly three decades of experience managing multifamily debt platforms in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Agency and CMBS markets. He works nationally originating multifamily loans with a specialty in FHA-insured debt.

Mr. Wendel joined CBRE in 2014. He previously worked at Berkeley Point Capital, where he was Executive Managing Director, and led the FHA, Seniors and Student Housing programs. Additionally, he previously served as Managing Director, Co-Head, at Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, as Managing Director, Head of Commercial Real Estate, at ContiFinancial Corporation and as Senior Vice President of Related Capital Corporation.

Mr. Wendel has provided real estate capital to clients utilizing a wide range of multifamily and healthcare finance programs, including HUD FHA mortgage insurance, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac permanent loans, tax exempt mortgage revenue bonds, CMBS loans, low-income housing and historic tax credits and bridge loans. Over the past two decades, he has managed over $3 billion of FHA production, including numerous new construction, affordable and healthcare property loans.

Mr. Wendel is an experienced speaker at industry conferences.


  • University of Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • New York University; Master of Business Administration

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Member, Mortgage Bankers Association; past Chair of FHA Committee; past Member of COMBOG
  • Former Chairman of Fannie Mae DUS Advisory Council
  • Former Member of Freddie Mac Production Council
  • Founding Member of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC)