Mike Garbers Joins Capital Markets Group as Head of Senior Housing Practice
26 Aug, 2010, Orlando
Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Michael Garbers has joined the firm's Capital Markets Group as Senior Director and head of its Senior Housing Practice. He will be based in the firm?s Orlando, Fla., office.
Mr. Garbers brings more than 17 years of experience as a real estate finance professional, specializing in both healthcare and retail properties. He was previously Principal of MJG Advisors, LLC in Orlando, a senior housing market consulting firm. Prior, he was a Senior Vice President in the Investment Banking Group of Herbert J. Sims & Co. in Orlando and Southport, Conn. While there, Mr. Garbers originated joint venture partnerships with experienced senior housing operators throughout the U.S., and was responsible for deal structuring and negotiations, underwriting, site analysis and asset management.
"Mike brings the necessary expertise to lead the Senior Housing Practice within our Capital Markets Group, which includes Investment Sales, Investment Banking, and debt and equity finance through Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman. His presence will allow us to provide clients with the resources and required solutions in this sector," said Frank Liantonio, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield.
Also working closely with the firm's Valuation & Advisory Senior Housing/Healthcare Industry Group, Mr. Garbers will provide expertise in all facets of senior housing and ensure clients' senior housing real estate holdings are aligned with their strategic, operational and financial goals.
Mr. Garbers has also held positions with CNL Financial Group Inc., where he began as a Financial Reporting Accountant and rose through the ranks to become Vice President of Acquisitions. While there he acquired $1.3 billion in total assets through the issuance of private placement memorandums and sale/leaseback transactions.
Mr. Garbers received his MBA from Webster University, and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he received his bachelor's in Business Administration. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
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