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Brian Stoffers

Global President, Debt & Structured Finance

Capital Markets

Professional Experience

Brian oversees the global Debt & Structured Finance practice at CBRE. Under his leadership, over 220 professionals world-wide originated nearly $60B in 2019 with over 360 different lenders.  Loan sizes ranged up to $1billion plus.  Additionally, this practice maintains a loan services portfolio of more than $250 billion globally.

Brian has extensive experience in the origination, structuring, placement, closing and servicing of commercial real estate debt for life insurance companies, pension funds, banks, debt funds, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA and CMBS.

Prior to the CB Richard Ellis acquisition of L.J. Melody in 1996, Brian was Senior Vice President and Southwest Regional Manager for CB Commercial's mortgage banking division. Brian began his career with Coldwell Banker Commercial in 1981 and became a senior real estate finance officer in the firm's La Jolla, California, office. Brian is the past Chairman (2019/2020) of the Mortgage Bankers Association and currently serves on CBRE’s Americas Executive Committee.

Debt & Structured Finance Top Lenders

Top Lenders

2019 Volume

Freddie Mac

$11,791 M

Fannie Mae

$7,098 M

Deutsche Bank

$1,722 M


$1,344 M


$1,094 M

Bank of America

$995 M

Barclays Capital

$995 M

Northwestern Mutual

$805 M

Additional Lenders Represented

  • Acore 
  • Aegon
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Ares Capital Management
  • Barclays
  • CIBC
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Heitman
  • ING
  • Lincoln Financial
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • MF1 Capital LLC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nationwide
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Nuveen
  • One American
  • Oaktree Capital
  • PNC
  • Principal
  • Ready Capital
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Starwood Property Trust
  • Square Mile
  • Symetra
  • Synovus Bank
  • TIAA Bank
  • Voya
  • Wells Fargo


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Mortgage Bankers Association – Past Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; Past Chairman of Audit Committee; Past Chairman of Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors; Past Chairman of  Capital Markets Committee; past Co-Chairman of Task Force on GSE Reform 
  • Contributor to and author of numerous industry articles published in national and local publications
  • Experienced guest speaker, panelist and moderator for numerous organizations and industry conferences nationwide


  • San Diego State University- Master of Business Administration; Finance
  • California State University, Fullerton- Bachelor of Arts, Accounting; Minor, Real Estate
Brian Stoffers Global President, Debt & Structured Finance
Capital Markets
Brian Stoffers Global President, Debt & Structured Finance
Capital Markets