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CBRE Expands MF Capital Markets Team

CBRE expanded its capital markets team in San Diego, with the addition of multifamily experts Allen Chitayat and Nate Pepper. The pair will focus on private client and institutional multifamily investment sales in San Diego and adjacent SoCal markets.

Chitayat (pictured left) brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, including most recently serving as a senior director at Berkadia Real Estate Advisors. He was a founding partner of ACI Commercial, a San Diego-based multifamily boutique brokerage and investment firm. During his career, Chitayat has completed more than $1.25 billion in multifamily sales and assisted in the arrangement of $500 million in debt and/or equity financing.

Pepper exclusively worked with Chitayat as a multifamily analyst at Berkadia, where he gained exposure to both brokerage and private equity transactions involving middle-market and institutional quality assets. He has been involved in more than $75 million of multifamily property transactions.

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