Joel Simmons has served as Executive Managing Director of the Debt and Structured Finance Group at Newmark since 2012 and is an Observer to the Hilco Board of Directors. Prior to joining Newmark, he served as an executive vice president of Grubb & Ellis Company, a commercial real estate services and predecessor to Newmark. Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis in 2009, Joel was a senior partner at Cohen Financial Corporation, a national real estate mortgage-banking firm since 1983. He started his career in 1981 with Broms Capital Group, a boutique commercial mortgage brokerage firm.
Among other accomplishments during the course of his career thus far, Joel has been personally responsible for the structuring and placement of over 1,200 real estate commercial property debt and structured finance transactions, representing over $13 billion of capital deployed. He has developed many of the correspondent institutional lender relationships of the firms he has been associated with, and has assisted in the creation and growth of each company’s national mortgage banking platform. Joel’s acumen for structuring complex real estate solutions along the capital stack is enhanced by his longstanding capital relationships including life insurance companies, debt funds, banks, private equity, agency lenders and other specialized lending sources. His client roster includes developers, fund sponsors, investment funds, REITS, private investors and family office investors.
Loyola University of ChicagoB.S. - Finance
Personally responsible for the structuring and placement of over 1,200 real estate commercial property debt and structured finance transactions, representing over $13 billion of capital deployed
Inland Bank and Trust based in Oakbrook, Illinois
Member, Board of Directors
Observer, Board of Directors
Past Member, Board of Directors
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the ICSC Illinois State Committee