DALLAS – August 10, 2015 – CBRE announces that Michael Ernst has joined CBRE Capital Markets’ Debt & Structured Finance team as Senior Vice President. Based in Dallas, Mr. Ernst will join a team co-led by Scott Lewis and Greg Greene that focuses on serving institutional clients with assets across the country. Mr. Ernst brings more than 25 years of real estate experience in structuring and financing complex transactions, with a strong emphasis on office properties, and will partner with Mr. Lewis and Mr. Greene.
“Michael’s first-rate experience and top-notch reputation in the debt and equity space will accelerate our expansion in this area,” said Mr. Lewis, Senior Vice President, Debt & Structured Finance, CBRE. “We are excited to have him back with the CBRE team.”
Mr. Ernst joins CBRE from Equity Office Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackstone Group. At EOP, Mr. Ernst led a team responsible for asset management of a 19 million-square-foot portfolio of office properties owned by Blackstone in 12 markets. Previously in his career, he served as the CFO and head of capital markets of three public real estate companies.
Mr. Ernst received his MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.