Senior Vice President


Jeff Berkman is a Senior Vice President at Hodges Ward Elliott. He joined the firm in 2007. Prior to that, he was a senior underwriter for the capital markets group with CWCapital, LLC. In the 2 years Jeff worked for CWCapital, he was lead underwriter on over $500 million in fixed and floating rate transactions. The underlying collateral included office, industrial, retail, multifamily, self-storage, senior living, automotive and hospitality. Before starting with CWCapital, Jeff worked as a consultant/contract underwriter at Mortgageramp (then a division of GMAC Commercial Mortgage).  In three years at Mortgageramp, he underwrote several hundred million dollars worth of fixed rate conduit loans on behalf of GMAC, Lehman Brother, Citigroup and others. In addition, Jeff performed hundreds of site inspections and composed market analysis reports for various CMBS “B-Buyers”. Early in his career, Jeff held numerous other real estate positions including those as a Director for United Systems Integrators (corporate services), Analyst at ING Investment Management and Tenant Representative at Icon Commercial Interest and Richard Bowers and Company. Since joining HWE, Jeff has worked with Partner Mark Elliott and assisted in the marketing and sale of more than $15 billion in hotel transactions.