2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
The deals that Robert Bhat closed in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic showed outside lenders and investors that the market was still active and transactions were closing with attractive terms despite uncertainty surrounding the long and short-term stability of many commercial real estate assets.
As Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at Marcus & Millichap, Bhat is responsible for securing commercial debt and equity financing for an array of property types including multifamily, office and industrial, retail, senior housing, and hospitality. He is well connected with national, regional and local funding sources including agency lenders, commercial banks, CMBS lenders, life insurance companies, private and public funds and hard money lenders. In his career, Robert has closed over $2 billion in transactions.
In 2020 Bhat closed several loans that provided cash-out to borrowers who then acquired other assets in that market. This demonstrated not only that investors were active, but aggressively seeking opportunities to leverage the market disruption to expand their portfolios when popular perception was that commercial lending and transactions were at a standstill until a tangible resolution to the health crisis became more apparent.
These are some of the reasons we selected That for inclusion in our first-ever Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Awards. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest standards in commercial real estate finance.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.