Sharon Riley Wortmann is a Director in CBRE Capital Markets in the Debt & Structured Finance Group based in Los Angeles. Sharon joined CBRE in 2016 from Colony Capital where she was a Director responsible for creating and implementing investment strategy for the West Coast region, which included direct equity and structured debt investments on behalf of the Colony Capital REIT, multiple investment funds, and Separate Accounts. Other duties included relationship management, investor relations, and dispositions. Sharon previously spent nearly 11 years at MetLife Insurance Co. where she was responsible for the West Coast equity investment strategy, joint ventures, development and mortgage production. Sharon has focused JV experience including operating and ground up development joint ventures primarily in the multifamily, senior/assisted living, office, industrial, retail, commercial condo and student housing sectors.
Before joining MetLife in 2004, she was a Director in the Capital Markets Group at Cushman & Wakefield where she provided investment sales and advisory services to clients. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley where she coordinated disposition and acquisition efforts for third-party clients and investment funds. Ms. Wortmann began her career at KPMG Peat Marwick as a hospitality consultant based in Miami after earning a BBA in Real Estate Finance with a minor in International Business from Georgia State University.
To date, Sharon has closed transactions totaling in excess of $6.5 billion during the span of her 28-year career in real estate investments and also has extensive experience in acquisitions, asset/portfolio management, appraisal, consulting and investment sales.
She was also recently named one of California’s Most Influential Women in Real Estate by Globe Street.
Areas of Specialization
- Debt Placement
- Joint Venture Equity Sourcing and Structuring
- Investment and Portfolio Sales Advisory
- Portfolio Advisory Services
- Investment Sales
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
- Georgia State University, B.B.A.; Real Estate Finance