Mr. Venanzi has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate finance industry and is primarily responsible at Cushman & Wakefield for providing diligence and underwriting services for debt and equity transactions.
His experience includes CMBS, large loan, portfolio, bridge, mezzanine, and construction lending as well as CMBS and Freddie Mac b-piece and joint venture equity investments. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2018, Mr. Venanzi was Head of the Structured Solutions Group at Situs in the New York office, which focused on third-party underwriting of large and complex debt transactions and b-piece investments for major banks and finance companies. Prior to his employment at Situs, he served as Director and Senior Underwriter at Pembrook Capital Management, where his duties involved sizing, structuring, and underwriting high-yielding commercial real estate loans for a $230 million real estate debt fund. Mr. Venanzi also worked as Director and Senior Underwriter at Fisher Brothers, which managed a $300 million high yield real estate investment fund. From 2000-2007, he held the position of Director and Senior Underwriter in the Commercial Real Estate Group at UBS Investment Bank/Dillon Read Capital, where he sized, structured, and underwrote CMBS and bridge loan transactions. Mr. Venanzi began his career as a Real Estate Consultant at Rosin & Associates in New York, and worked for several years as an Analyst in High Yield Corporate Finance at CIBC Wood Gundy and Chase Securities.
Memberships, Licenses, Professional Affiliations and Education
- Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University (Graduated Cum Laude)