Andrew Behrens joined CBRE in the fall of 2009 and is a member of CBRE’s elite Institutional Group, one of only 8 dedicated multifamily/Senior Housing professionals to achieve this honor. He consistently ranks within the top 1% of professionals globally in terms of production. Mr. Behrens brings with him over 30 years of multifamily experience representing both Institutional and Private Equity owners throughout the Western US. Mr. Behrens has been responsible for closing over $30 billion throughout his career, including a record setting $1.2 billion credit facility with Fannie Mae.
Mr. Behrens has intimate knowledge of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA and uniquely understands each product’s specific features, allowing him to match transactions and debt accordingly. His relationships with the decision makers at the GSE’s allow him to bring a level of expertise and surety of execution to transactions that are difficult to duplicate.
Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Behrens spent eight years with Prudential Financial as a Principal in their San Francisco office. In that role, he was responsible for delivering capital to the multifamily sector throughout the Western US. Prior to that, he spent three years with Lend Lease in the San Francisco Bay Area as a debt professional delivering agency product to the Western US marketplace.
Previous to Lend Lease, Mr. Behrens spent four years at TRI Capital, a national FHA and Freddie Mac debt provider, as Director of National Originations. Before moving his career towards mortgage banking, Mr. Behrens spent nine years with Marcus and Milllichap in San Francisco where he was a Senior Investment Associate specializing in the sale and acquisition of multifamily properties in the Western US.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Member of MBA and CMBA
- Licensed California Real Estate Salesperson (Lic # 01215934)
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration
- Acacia Capital Companies
- Barry Swenson Builder
- Bascom Northwest Ventures
- Carmel Partners
- EJ Williams Construction Company
- First Republic Bank
- Fremont Bank
- Hamilton Zanze
- Lend Lease REI
- Montgomery Advisors
- Pacific Coast Capital Partners
- RCG Longview
- Sares Regis
- Sobrato Development Companies
- Tandem Properties
- The Bascom Group
- The Prime Group
- The Reliant Group
- Vandenberghe Properties
- Warburg Pincus
- University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science;
- Accounting (Dean's List Scholar)