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Nick Santangelo


Senior Vice President

Job Functions: Agency Lending (GSE & FHA), Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance, Debt Advisory, Equity Placement


Nick Santangelo is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in the real estate finance industry. He joined CBRE’s Debt & Structured Finance Group as a Vice President in 2011, and over the past six years has dedicated himself to growing his business via a service-oriented strategy designed to achieve exceptional outcomes for his clients. Mr. Santangelo is well versed in office, industrial, retail, hospitality and multifamily properties; he has successfully completed loan transactions ranging from $2.5 million to over $100 million across the West Coast. In addition to conventional debt placements, Mr. Santangelo has recently increased his service offerings to include construction debt, bridge financing and joint venture equity to better suit the sophisticated needs of his clients.

As a recognized leader, Mr. Santangelo has been involved with over $2.75 billion in financing to date and continues to expand his areas of expertise. Backed by market leading knowledge and the strength of the national platform offered by CBRE—a licensed and approved underwriter and lender for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA that also maintains relationships with over 160 banks, life company and CMBS lenders—Mr. Santangelohas continued to build equity, trust and respect with his clients.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Santangelo spent six years working for Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC and predecessors GMAC and Capmark Finance Inc. as an analyst and associate producer, where his strong analytical skills and a superior understanding of his advisory role informed his client interactions on loan production; marketing; managing escrow disbursements and draw requests for construction/rehabilitation budgets; and special servicing related issues.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

Urban Land Institute

NAIOP –Developing Leaders Board Member

Mortgage Brokers Association

CBRE’s Next Generation Initiative

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation