Rocco Mandala


Vice Chairman

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


Rocco Mandala, Vice Chairman, is a top-producing debt and structured finance professional for income-producing real estate. Rocco joined the Phoenix office of CBRE | Debt & Equity Finance in December of 1995 (then L.J. Melody & Company), and is responsible for sourcing debt and structured capital for commercial real estate. Having completed debt and structured originations in excess of $9.5 billion, Rocco is consistently a top-10% originator nationally for CBRE | Debt & Equity Finance. Rocco has been in the real estate finance industry since 1984 and was previously a producer for Boston Mortgage Company, Mellon Financial Services and H.S. Pickrell Company. He has placed capital for multi-family, office, retail, condo-conversions, industrial, hotels and mobile home parks for institutional lenders including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA HUD, numerous life insurance companies, pension funds, banks, conduits, debt funds and mezzanine lenders including Aetna, AIG, Allstate, CIGNA, Cornerstone, The Hartford, ING, Nationwide, Principle, Northwestern Mutual and many others capital sources.

In addition to arranging debt and equity capital, Rocco has extensive fee appraisal experience as a former Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in the states of Arizona and Massachusetts. Rocco holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from Arizona State University. Rocco is also active in the community as a Board Member of New Pathways for Youth, a 501(c) (3) non-profit that provides mentoring for homeless children, at-risk teens and high-potential, low income youth to ensure they attend college.


Professional Affiliations /Accreditations


National Multi-Housing Council

Multifamily Advisory Group, CBRE

International Council of Shopping Centers

Urban Land Institute

Mortgage Bankers Association of America

Institutional Group, CBRE

Areas of Interest

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