Ms. McHugh is a top producing capital markets professional specializing in Commercial Real Estate financing and structuring complex capital markets transactions. She is a Vice President in CBRE's Debt & Structured Finance group and is based in the firm's Miami, FL office.
Ms. McHugh is an expert in multifamily debt and is responsible for originating acquisition and recapitalization financing for small and mid-market multifamily assets. She is an approved designated producer for CBRE’s multifamily lending platform that directly funds Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae agency loans. Elizabeth brings to the table a well-rounded perspective having a professional background in Commercial Real Estate Finance, Asset Management, Brokerage and multifamily ownership.
With more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience, Ms. McHugh has extensive experience in asset management, sales and marketing, leasing, financing, and ownership of commercial properties. Ms. McHugh returned to CBRE after serving in a variety of positions at Ocean Bank, including as Vice President and Asset Manager where she successfully managed and sold more than $108 million of commercial real estate assets in a variety of asset classes.
Prior to Ocean Bank, Ms. McHugh was a Strike Team Lead for CBRE’s Global Corporate Services FDIC account where she led and managed an on-site task force responsible for securing and managing all bank owned real estate resulting from banks being placed into FDIC receivership. Over the course of this role, Ms. McHugh participated in the closure or transfer of 38 banks including BankUnited, AmTrust, Western Bank of Puerto Rico, and Guaranty Bank. Within her tenure at CBRE, Ms. McHugh also served as an associate in the Advisory & Transaction Services group, representing office tenants. She played an integral role serving the team’s clients, including Bank of America, Greenberg Traurig, AMEX, Gray Robinson, American Cancer Society and others.
- Leadership: United Way Leadership Circle, Women’s Leadership Circle; CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Member. Guest Speaker for the University of Miami’s Real Estate Club
- Certifications & Training: Florida Real Estate Agent, ARGUS (training), various lending and underwriting courses with Center for Financial Training.
- Executive Masters in Business Administration, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
- Bachelors of Arts in Communications, Public Relations, Miami University, Oxford, OH