Ben Blank

Managing Director • United States

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1180 Peachtree Street NE
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Ben Blank

Managing Director • United States

Mr. Blank is a managing director and team leader with more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience. He is responsible for underwriting new mortgages and has experience across all collateral platforms, including affordable housing, seniors housing, manufactured housing, and family housing. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Blank has originated and underwritten CRE mortgages on behalf of institutional clients, including GSE lenders, life insurance companies, CMBS platforms, banks, and pension funds. 

Most recently, Mr. Blank has managed a team focused on underwriting loans for Freddie Mac’s Targeted Affordable Housing platform including affordable cash deals, tax exempt loans, 9% LIHTC loans, bridge to resyndication loans, forwards, conversions, credit enhancements, Section 8 housing, and numerous portfolios. Mr. Blank and his team have underwritten over 1,600 Freddie Mac loans with total UPB in excess of $26 billion, including approximately 1,300 Targeted Affordable Housing loans. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Blank held various positions with BlackRock, SunTrust, and Quadrant Real Estate Advisors. Mr. Blank earned an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University and an undergraduate degree in Finance from Auburn University.

  • Master of Business Administration, Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Auburn University

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