Kelli Carhart Appointed Leader of CBRE’s Multifamily Platform in the U.S.

CBRE Launches Five Multifamily Regions with Leaders Appointed for Each Geography

January 25, 2023, DALLAS, TX – CBRE announced today that Kelli Carhart has been appointed to the position of Executive Managing Director and leader of Multifamily Capital Markets for the United States.

Ms. Carhart has more than 20 years of real estate industry experience and will lead CBRE’s multifamily platform that combines investment sales and financing, as well as integrating with investment banking into a single, fully integrated service offering. CBRE was the intermediary for more than $76 billion in multifamily engagements in the U.S. last year and has been the number one firm for investment sales activity in the sector since 2001.

Ms. Carhart will oversee the continued expansion of CBRE’s multifamily business nationally across five regions, with leaders appointed for each geography—Eli Hanacek (Northwest), Asher Gunter (Southwest), Danny Baker (Central) and Shea Campbell (Southeast). A leader for the Northeast region will be announced in the coming weeks. The regional leaders will continue to lead their local practices in their respective market, with the expanded leadership responsibilities in addition to their current production roles.

“Kelli is a uniquely skilled multifamily leader with an expert understanding of the sector and deep relationships with capital sources. She will provide invaluable leadership to our new regional leads —all experienced producers with proven success across markets—to create real time market connectivity and further differentiate the breadth of the strategic advice we provide to our clients,” said Chris Ludeman, Global President of Capital Markets for CBRE.

Based in Austin, Texas, Ms. Carhart joined CBRE in January 2022 and was most recently Head of Multifamily Debt Production. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 17 years at Freddie Mac where she served as Vice President of Multifamily Production and Sales, overseeing over $30 billion of annual volume across 26 states.

“I am energized for the opportunity to lead the industry’s leading multifamily team. The depth of talented professionals and strength of our platform sets us apart from competitors, and we are focused on putting more space between CBRE and our competitors as the unequivocal leader in the sector for both sales and debt,” said Ms. Carhart.

Ms. Carhart succeeds Brian McAuliffe, who after ten years leading CBRE’s multifamily practice has transitioned into a national production role as a Vice Chairman, focused on special multifamily assignments.

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