Wessler joins CBRE as senior vice president

Stephen Wessler

Stephen Wessler joined CBRE as a senior vice president in the Denver office.

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In this role, Wessler will focus primarily on originating U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-insured multifamily housing loans for local developers and borrowers. With more than 25 years of experience in lending in Denver, Wessler’s projects have ranged from market, workforce and affordable; family and age-restricted; urban, suburban and resort; to new construction, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation/repositioning.

As part of the HUD platform, Wessler brings experience in all facets of these loan programs, with a particular interest in affordable housing. In addition to affordable and workforce housing project finance, he originates market rate housing loans for products such as new construction, substantial rehabilitation, acquisition and refinance transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Wessler served as director in the Affordable Housing Group of Hunt Mortgage Group. Over his lending career, he has arranged debt for projects in the Denver core and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as mountain communities, including Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Avon and Durango as well as from Florida to Louisiana to the Great Northwest. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

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Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and retail news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. She also covers the finance market as well as solicits bylines articles and is editor of the Health Care Properties Quarterly. Before joining…