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John Farrell

Senior Vice President

Debt & Structured Finance

John Farrell Senior Vice President
Debt & Structured Finance
Atlanta 3550 Lenox Road NE
Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30326

Professional Experience


John Farrell joined the CBRE Debt & Equity Finance Group (DEF), CBRE’s investment banking arm in 1984. He served as DEF’s Southeast Regional Managing Director with a territory from Washington DC through Miami. In addition to his regional leadership duties, his responsibilities include loan origination, negotiation and structuring of debt and equity investments and is involved in developing new client relationships with owners/developers, lenders and equity investors. 

With over 30 years in the commercial real estate investment banking industry, Mr. Farrell has arranged in excess of $5 billion in financing. He has successfully provided capital for all product types with a geographic concentration in the Southeast and has cultivated strong relationships with the country’s leading Life Companies, many of which he served in various advisory capacities.  

Mr. Farrell was a Principal at Shoptaw-James Inc., the predecessor to CBRE Debt & Equity Finance.  Prior to his mortgage banking career, he was an Audit Manager with Price Waterhouse Cooper, where he began his professional career spending a total of 6 years in their New York and Atlanta offices and specialized in commercial banking.

Significant Assignments

  • Carr America, Atlanta, GA | Office | $147,000,000   
  • Ares Management, Various Cities | Industrial | $146,500,000
  • Hines Portfolio, Various Cities | Retail | $115,100,000
  • Roswell Dist. Center, Atlanta, GA | Industrial | $9,700,000
  • D&B Portfolio, Lithia Springs, GA | Industrial | $19,200,000
  • East West Commons, Austell, GA | Retail | $16,100,000
  • Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC | Hotel | $25,000,000
  • Long Grove Apts., Mt. Pleasant, SC | Multifamily | $37,250,000
  • Westin Poinsett, Greenville, NC | Hotel | $17,200,000
  • Shawnee Ridge Portfolio, Atlanta, GA | Industrial | $31,500,000
  • Stillwood Farms Apts, Newnan, GA | Multifamily | $21,200,000
  • Wesley Kensington, Lithonia, GA | Multifamily | $41,700,000


  • M.B.A., Rutgers University
  • B.A. in Economics, Dickinson College
  • B.S. in Biology, Dickinson College

Professional Accreditations/Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors 
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Atlanta, Member
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Georgia 
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Member


  • Apollo Real Estate Advisors
  • Ares Management
  • Ashley Capital
  • Cobalt Capital Partners
  • Colony Realty Partners
  • Euramex
  • GDC Properties, Inc.
  • IDI
  • Invesco
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • Parkway Real Estate
  • Pope & Land
  • Retail Planning Corporation
  • The Beach Company
  • Vista Realty Partners

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May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017
John Farrell Senior Vice President
Debt & Structured Finance
Atlanta 3550 Lenox Road NE
Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30326