CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2020 revenues of $23.8 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #122 in 2021. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 20 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” for nine years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2021, for the third consecutive year. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.
CBRE Global Investors, combined with CBRE Clarion Securities and CBRE Caledon, is one of the world’s leading real asset investment managers with $124.5 billion in assets under management.
Built up over more than 40 years, our unparalleled platform is focused on real assets, giving our institutional clients access to real estate and infrastructure in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients benefit from a complete range of investment solutions including equity and debt, direct and indirect, and listed and unlisted strategies.
Trammell Crow Company, founded in Dallas, Texas in 1948, is one of the nation’s oldest and most prolific developers of, and investors in, commercial real estate.The CBRE Global Investors and Trammell Crow Company platforms make up the Real Estate Investments division of CBRE Group.
The Real Estate Investments division is led by Mike Lafitte, Global CEO, Real Estate Investments.
Regularly released content on the state of the real estate and infrastructure industry are produced by our subject matter experts and shared on their blogs. A selection of them can be found below.
Our in-house Credit Strategies business is a tailored private lending platform, providing finance solutions for commercial real estate investors secured on a wide range of property types and sectors.
Our in-house Credit Strategies provides mortgage and mezzanine ﬁnancing to owners and developers of high-quality, lightly transitional commercial real estate assets. Vertical integration combines underwriting, origination, servicing and portfolio management, allowing for an expedited approval and closing process, enhanced certainty of execution and a single point of contact.
Our team of specialists seek to identify the right loan to suit your needs, providing an efficient and flexible alternative to bank lending.
We use our unique resource advantage of being part of CBRE Group and seek to harness the specialist knowledge required to work with borrowers across many sectors and markets through a global network of offices.
U.S. MORTGAGE LOANS
Up to 75% LTV
Generally ≥ 1.20x in-place
Typically 12 months YM
U.S. MEZZANINE LOANS
Up to 10 years
Up to 80% LTV
Generally ≥ 1.20x in-place
Typically >12 months YM
For illustrative purposes only as an indication of target loan characteristics, which is based on CBRE’s subjective judgment as of the date such material was posted and is subject to change. There can be no assurance each loan will exhibit all such characteristics.
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Executive Managing Director, Head of Americas Credit Division
Executive Managing Director, Head of Americas Credit Division
Todd Sammann is Head of Americas Credit Division for CBRE Global Investors. In this role, he serves as chair of the Americas Credit Investment Committee and is responsible for all aspects of existing and future Credit Strategies funds, including product design, capital formation, investment, dispositions and financing strategy. He also serves as Portfolio Manager for CBRE U.S. Credit Partners, LP. Mr. Sammann is a member of the Global, Americas Direct Real Estate and EMEA Credit Investment Committees, and Senior Leadership Council.
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors in 2018, Mr. Sammann was founder and Managing Principal of Narrative Capital from 2015-2018, managing a commercial real estate debt fund on behalf of institutional investors. He chaired the firm’s investment committee and had overall responsibility for investment activity and portfolio management. Prior to forming Narrative, Mr. Sammann was Principal and Head of Credit Strategies at Colony Capital from 2008-2015, which invested $5.0 billion across a variety of credit strategies during his tenure. Previously, he was Managing Director and Head of North American Large Loan Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities at Deutsche Bank from 2002-2008, where he oversaw the origination of more than $50.0 billion of structured real estate financings and served as a member of the firm’s global Group Executive Committee. Previously, Mr. Sammann served as Vice President within Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s real estate investment banking unit from 1996-2002.
Mr. Sammann earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University.
Christian Fuqua is a Managing Director within the Americas Credit Division of CBRE Global Investors and serves as a Deputy Fund Portfolio Manager. In this role, he oversees the Americas Credit Division’s operations, including the acquisitions and originations, asset management, financings and dispositions of credit investments. Mr. Fuqua is a member of the Americas Credit Investment Committee.
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors in 2018, Mr. Fuqua spent two years as the Chief Operating Officer at Narrative Capital, with oversight of the firm’s operations, including origination and acquisition activities, finance, accounting, human resources, compliance and legal. Mr. Fuqua was also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Narrative in 2016, Mr. Fuqua was a Senior Vice President at Colony Capital, where he spent eight years focused on underwriting, negotiating and executing performing and non-performing debt and equity investments, including first mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity and equity investments across all major asset classes. Prior to joining Colony in 2008, Mr. Fuqua spent three years at Bear Stearns focused on mergers and acquisitions across the technology, media, telecom and real estate sectors.
Mr. Fuqua earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia with Distinction. He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.
Nick Ito is a Managing Director within the Americas Credit Division at CBRE Global Investors, with responsibility for origination and execution of debt investments.
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors in 2021, Mr. Ito spent fifteen years at MetLife, where he served as Head of Commercial Mortgages and Head of West Coast Debt Fund Originations in their Los Angeles office. During his tenure at MetLife, Mr. Ito structured and closed $7 billion of balance sheet loans for the firm’s open-end debt fund and general account, across all major asset classes.
Prior to MetLife, Mr. Ito began his career in 2005 when he served two years as a Valuation Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.
Mr. Ito earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California.
Charles Kim is a Managing Director within Credit Strategies at CBRE Global Investors, with responsibility for origination and execution of debt investments.
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors, Mr. Kim was a Managing Director at Narrative Capital Management, where he sourced, structured and closed bridge mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity investments across all major asset classes nationally. Prior to Narrative, Mr. Kim served as Managing Director at Realty Mogul where he sourced bridge, mezzanine debt and preferred equity investments.
Previously, Mr. Kim spent five years at Colony Capital, most recently as Vice President of Colony Mortgage Capital, where he sourced, structured, closed and managed transitional mortgage loans, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments secured by all major types of commercial real estate assets. Previously, Mr. Kim spent five years as Vice President at a commercial bank where he underwrote and originated senior loans and syndicated/participation credits across real estate and other industries.
Mr. Kim earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at San Diego. Mr. Kim also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation and is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.
Michelle Liu is a Managing Director within the Americas Credit Division at CBRE Global Investors, with responsibility for origination and execution of debt investments.
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors in 2021, Ms. Liu spent nine years in the Real Estate Finance group at CIT Bank, most recently as a Director, where she sourced, structured and closed balance sheet loans across all major asset classes nationally. Prior to CIT, Ms. Liu served five years as Assistant Vice President at Emigrant Realty Finance where she originated and underwrote balance sheet and corporate loans. Previously, Ms. Liu was a Capital Markets Analyst at Capital Trust and a Financial Analyst at Citigroup’s Corporate & Investment Bank, where she began her career in 2005.
Ms. Liu earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences as part of the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and the Real Estate Lenders Association.
Joseph Bahsoon is a Director within the Americas Credit Division at CBRE Global Investors, responsible for underwriting, conducting due diligence and executing debt investments.
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors in 2021, Mr. Bahsoon worked as a Director for CBRE Capital Advisors, where he was responsible for origination and deal execution, transaction due diligence and underwriting, fund management and impact investing, and business growth. Prior to that, he worked as a Director in a business development role for CBRE Global Corporate Services, responsible for managing in-country agents, overseeing transactions and creating occupational business plans and portfolio analysis tools.
Mr. Bahsoon began his career in 2010 as a Director at CBRE City Valuation Advisory, where he completed monthly and quarterly appraisals of $800 million worth of assets.
Mr. Bahsoon earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors and a Master of Science degree in European Property Development and Planning from University College London.