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Valerie Achtemeier

Executive Vice President

Capital Markets

Property Sales

Valerie Achtemeier Executive Vice President
Capital Markets Property Sales
Los Angeles Downtown 400 S. Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Professional Experience


Valerie K. Achtemeier (“Val”) is an Executive Vice President at CBRE Capital Markets in the Debt & Structured Finance Group. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Achtemeier leads a team in placing debt and equity on commercial real estate throughout the United States. During her career, she has originated more than $32 billion of commercial real estate loans and joint venture equity transactions. Ms. Achtemeier has an extensive network of long-standing debt and equity relationships including life insurance companies, banks, debt funds, CMBS lenders and investment banks. Since joining CBRE in 2009, Ms. Achtemeier has established a predominately institutional client base and a strategic focus on sourcing debt and equity capital for industrial, office and retail projects. Ms. Achtemeier has developed an expertise as one of the leading mortgage brokers nationally for industrial and logistics portfolios and single tenant financings as well as for larger loan transactions.

Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Achtemeier was the Director of Capital Markets at Majestic Realty Co. where she raised debt and equity capital for industrial, office, retail, and hotel/gaming properties throughout the United States. Earlier in her career, Ms. Achtemeier gained institutional and investment experience at the Principal Financial Group (1987 – 1996). The Achtemeier team is “full service” with detailed underwriting, closing, and analytical capabilities as well as strategic expertise to structure and negotiate the full capital stack including senior mortgages, B-notes, mezzanine debt and joint venture equity.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Urban Land Institute – Council Leadership (Membership Vice Chair - IOPC)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC )
  • NAIOP – Southern California Board Member and I-Con Chair (2009)
  • L.A. Real Estate & Construction Industries Council for the City of Hope
  • Good Shepherd Homeless Shelter for Women & Children – Board Member
  • National Charity League
  • American Heart Association – Advisor and Circle of Red Member
  • Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House – Board of Trustees
  • Leading Woman at the Ziman Center (UCLA)
  • UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate - Sustaining Board Member


  • Iowa State University, B.B.A.; Finance


  • AMB
  • Bank of the West
  • BlackstoneCity National Bank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Curci-Turner Company, LLC
  • Industrial Income Trust
  • John Hancock
  • KTR Capital Partners
  • LBA Realty
  • Majestic Realty Co.
  • Met Life
  • National Freight Industries
  • New York Life
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Panattoni Development
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Prudential Insurance Company
  • Sares-Regis Group
  • State of Florida
  • Silverton Casino, LLC
  • UBS
  • Union Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • W.P. Carey

Valerie Achtemeier Executive Vice President
Capital Markets Property Sales
Los Angeles Downtown 400 S. Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071