Colliers International | Chicago announced that Ryan Huddlestun has joined the company as a senior vice president in debt and structured finance. Huddlestun is based in Chicago and will work primarily with Colliers’ Midwest offices to help service the capital needs of the company’s clients.
Huddlestun was most recently a vice president with JMB Financial Advisors, a real estate investment advisor providing customized capital solutions on behalf of institutional and private investors for the acquisition, development and recapitalization of all real estate asset classes.There, Huddlestun provided capital solutions for the firm’s clients and sourced new, third-party relationships. Prior to joining JMB, Huddlestun served as principal and co-founder of Waveland Financial, a commercial real estate advisory firm specializing in financing transactions (both debt and equity), distressed debt, asset acquisition and disposition.
Before founding Waveland Financial in 2009, Huddlestun served as executive director at Eurohypo AG (fka Dresdner Bank), a subsidiary of Commerzbank. During his tenure he originated more than $5 billion in commercial real estate loans to an array of clients including REITs, fund managers and privately held real estate owners.
“Ryan is a dynamic professional who brings to Colliers more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry,” said Jim Carris, executive managing director and market leader for Colliers | Chicago. “His demonstrated success in structuring and providing innovative financing solutions for clients will add a key differentiator to our regional business.”
Huddlestun holds a master of business in administration in analytical finance and management and strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor of arts in finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.