Jacky Cheng is a Senior Financial Analyst with CBRE’s Office Institutional Properties Group, the leading regional practice based in Atlanta. Mr. Cheng joined the team in 2020 and is responsible for analyzing real estate trends, operating financial models and preparing property valuations. Prior to CBRE, he was a Senior Analyst at SunTrust (now Truist) supporting the Commercial Real Estate Banking group, where he was responsible for financial modeling, credit analysis, loan structuring, and underwriting of debt originations including project and portfolio-level acquisition, construction, and bridge financing across office, industrial, multifamily, retail, and specialty asset types.
While at SunTrust, Jacky worked on over $5 billion of loan opportunities and participated in the funding of over $1 billion across numerous transactions for institutional real estate developers, investors, and operators. In addition, he led the Asian American employee resource group at SunTrust which consisted of over 350 members, spearheading professional and cultural programming, business development, and community partnership initiatives for the bank. During his tenure, he was also tapped to be on the merger integration team between SunTrust and BB&T, representing the Commercial Real Estate line of business.
Mr. Cheng earned a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Throughout his collegiate experience, he earned a variety of internships in industry across supply chain, product management, and manufacturing at Intel Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, The General Electric Company, Volvo Group, and Siemens AG. Within these roles, he gained tremendous experience in leveraging his problem-solving skills and analytical mindset to solve complex challenges.
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Young Alumni Council
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Intown Alumni Network President
- National Association of Asian American Professionals – Atlanta
- B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology