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Aron Will

Aron Will

Vice Chairman

Senior Housing, Debt & Structured Finance

Aron Will Vice Chairman
Senior Housing, Debt & Structured Finance
Houston Galleria 2800 Post Oak Blvd
Ste 500
Houston, Texas 77056

Professional Experience

Mr. Will began his career with the predecessor company to CBRE Capital Markets, and helped launch the senior housing debt practice for the firm.  In 2016, Mr. Will was named the youngest Vice Chairman in company history.  Today, Mr. Will Co-Heads National Senior Housing for CBRE Capital Markets.  Mr. Will along with partners Lisa Widmier, Austin Sacco, possess a combined 51-year Senior Housing-specific industry experience and $17.1 billion in transaction volume.

His specialty is the capitalization of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care and Skilled Nursing facilities.  Mr. Will’s primary focus is on the origination of new business, the analysis of debt and equity investment opportunities, valuation and investment underwriting.  Over the past 13 years, Mr. Will’s DSF team closed approximately $9.1+ billion in debt and equity for this specialty type and is one of the few real estate investment advisors whose platform includes: Fannie Mae (DUS certified lender), Freddie Mac (seller/servicer) and HUD/FHA, along with all the traditional lending sources.  CBRE has been a Top 2 senior housing originator from 2010 through 2018.  In 2015 through 2018, the team originated over $5 billion in senior housing debt across 230 assets nationwide.  In 2016, CBRE was Fannie Mae’s #1 senior housing originator in the country.  CBRE was the #1 GSE lender in the nation in 2018 with $19.8B in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac originations.  In addition to permanent debt placement and construction financing, the team has helped structure joint ventures between seasoned operators and institutional partners and has also sourced equity for development and acquisitions on a project specific and programmatic basis.



  • 2015-2018 - Colbert Coldwell Circle
  • Named youngest Vice Chairman in company history
  • William H. McAdam Memorial Award - highest producing first year sales professional at CBRE company wide
  • Top 20 producer company wide (top 1% of Global producers)
  • Houston Business Journal - Heavy Hitters
  • Connect Media - Next Generation Award Winner

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations


  • American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) – Executive Board Member
  • National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry – (NIC) Mission Fulfillment Committee Board Member, Former Future Leaders Council Member & Outgoing Chairman National Senior Housing Internship Committee; 2019 NIC Fall Planning Committee
  • Freddie Mac Senior Housing Advisory Board
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Senior Housing Council Member
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation – Next Generation Member
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance – Board President
  • Alumni Board for Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS); 2019-2020 Annual Fund Committee



  • Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Business Finance (Distinguished BBA Scholar)


  • Abbey Park
  • AEW Capital Management
  • Arcapita Investment Management
  • Artegan
  • Ascent Living Communities
  • Auctus Capital Partners
  • Avanti Senior Living
  • Balfour Senior Living
  • BayNorth Capital  
  • Belmont Village Senior Living
  • Beverly Pacific
  • Blue Moon Capital Partners
  • Bourne Financial Group
  • Bridgewood Property Company 
  • CalPERS 
  • Cambridge Investment and Finance Company
  • Capital One (formerly GE)
  • Capitol Seniors Housing 
  • Care Investment Trust
  • Chelsea Senior Living
  • Chicago Pacific Founders
  • Colonial Oaks Senior Living
  • Colony NorthStar
  • Confluent Development
  • DiNapoli Capital Partners
  • Drever Capital Management
  • Formation Capital
  • Franklin Development Company
  • GenCare Lifestyle 
  • Green Courte Partners
  • Greenbrier Senior Living
  • Greenfield Senior Living
  • Greystar
  • Harbert Management Corporation
  • Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
  • Harvard Management Company
  • Healthcare Trust Inc. (formerly American Realty Capital)
  • Heritage Senior Living
  • HJ Sims
  • HRA Senior Living
  • Innovative Health
  • Inspirit Senior Living
  • IntegraCare
  • Iron Point Partners
  • JF Capital
  • Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
  • Kensington Realty Advisors
  • Kinetic Capital
  • Leisure Care
  • Liberty Healthcare Corporation
  • Life Care Services
  • LTC Properties
  • M Grant Corporation
  • Meecorp
  • Merdian Senior Living
  • MGL Partners
  • MorningStar Senior Living
  • Nuveen Real Estate (TIAA)
  • Oakwood Real Estate Partners
  • Och-Ziff Real Estate 
  • Pacific Companies
  • Padua Realty
  • Paradigm Senior Living
  • Parkwood Real Estate Partners
  • Pathway to Living 
  • Powell Property Management
  • Prudential Real Estate Investors
  • QVT Mount Auburn Capital 
  • Range Comm
  • Ray Stone Inc.
  • Royal Senior Care
  • Sage Senior Living
  • SEDCO Capital
  • Sentio Healthcare Properties
  • Senior Lifestyle Corporation
  • Senior Living Residences
  • Shamrock Holdings
  • Stone Gate Senior Living
  • The Carlyle Group  
  • The Engel Burman Group
  • The Reliant Group
  • The Springs Living
  • The Waters Senior Living
  • Traditions Management
  • Trellis Real Estate Group
  • TSM Properties
  • Ventas, Inc.
  • Virtus RE Capital
  • Walton Street Capital
  • Waterton
  • Welbrook Senior Living
  • Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group
  • Welltower, Inc. (formerly Health Care REIT)
  • Westminster Capital
  • Westmont Living 
  • Zerga Companies

Aron Will Vice Chairman
Senior Housing, Debt & Structured Finance
Houston Galleria 2800 Post Oak Blvd
Ste 500
Houston, Texas 77056
Colbert Coldwell Circle

Colbert Coldwell Circle

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