Val Achtemeier

Vice Chairman, Debt & Structured Finance

Lic. 01868169 (CA)

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Val Achtemeier is a Vice Chairman in CBRE’s Capital Markets – Debt & Structured Finance group. She has originated, structured and closed over $55 billion of real estate financing transactions with an emphasis on portfolio loans, larger loans, construction loans and JV equity. Her 35+ years of commercial real estate experience includes both institutional and private entrepreneurial positions focusing on debt and equity procurement, joint venture formations, ground leases, development, investment acquisitions and dispositions, and all aspects of capital markets activities.

Val leads a team in CBRE Capital Markets Institutional Group in placing debt and equity on commercial properties throughout the United States. She has extensive relationships with diverse capital sources, including both commercial and investment banks, life insurance companies, CMBS originators and debt funds.

Prior to joining CBRE in 2009, Val served as Vice President and Director of Capital Markets at Majestic Realty Co. (1996–2009). In that capacity, she raised debt and equity capital for industrial, retail, office, data center, hotel and gaming assets. Additionally, she was responsible for investment strategy and portfolio strategy. She was also a member of Majestic’s Board of Directors. Val began her real estate career at The Principal Financial Group where she was responsible for joint venture development and debt placement, restructuring, and acquisitions throughout the U.S.

Val is a part of a market leading industrial/logistics CBRE Capital Markets team called National Partners. The CBRE National Partners team closed over $33.3 billion of industrial sales and debt capital markets transactions ($22.3 billion in sales and $11.0 billion in debt) in 2022. Many of the key players on the National Partners team are women, which is unique in the industry. National Partners delivers superior information, analytics and strategy leading to exceptional execution over the industrial investment property life cycle and across the capital stack. Val has extensive experience with all asset types and currently focuses on institutional loans nationally with an expertise in industrial, logistics, mixed use, office, and data center assets. She also focused on construction loans and ground lease transactions.

Val is a member of the USC Lusk Executive Committee, CBRE’s Women’s Network Advisory Board and the ULI IOPC Gold Council. She is actively involved in numerous philanthropic activities, including serving on the City of Hope LARE Executive Board. She is passionate about improving diversity in the industry and a strong advocate for advancing women in CRE. Val has been to the recipient of the CBRE Women’s Network Advocacy Award, the CBRE Gary Beban Teamwork Award and the CBRE Edward S. Gordon award for excellence in brokerage.