Jeff Altenau


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Jeff Altenau is an Executive Managing Director and leads the firm’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance team in the Midwest. Jeff has nearly 20 years of experience in the institutional real estate debt capital markets with extensive experience working throughout various parts of the capital stack, including first mortgages, B-notes, mezzanine financings and preferred equity, as well as secondary loan sales. 

Jeff joined Cushman & Wakefield Chicago from Eastdil Secured, where he led the team responsible for executing structured finance transactions across all major and niche property sectors for institutional clients throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Since 2012, he has been directly responsible for transactions totaling more than $14 billion. Notable transactions include Willis Tower, River Point, 150 North Riverside, 1330 West Fulton, Easton Town Center, Wells Fargo Center Minneapolis, Ace Hotel Chicago, 850 North Lake Shore, among many others. Jeff was previously an Executive Director with Eurohypo AG in New York City and a Director with Fitch Ratings in Chicago. 


  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Ohio University

Awards & Associations

  • Member of ULI