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Jason D. Hernandez

  • Head of Real Estate Debt, Americas

About Jason D. Hernandez

Jason leads the U.S. Debt business for Nuveen Real Estate and is responsible for all aspects of commercial real estate debt based investments including investment strategy, originations, asset management and oversight of Nuveen’s 3rd party credit-focused strategies. He is a member of the Nuveen Real Estate Investment Committee and Investment Committee for the Core-Plus Real Estate Debt Strategy. He is a seasoned investor having led over $30B in transactions over his 20 year career.

Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Jason was a managing director at ACORE Capital leading a team responsible for sourcing and execution of structured finance investments, including mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity. As one of the initial employees of ACORE, he helped grow the firm from a start-up, to one of the largest private lenders in the U.S. Jason also held roles at GE Capital Real Estate. Most recently he was a senior director in the strategic capital group focused on whole loan origination with institutional borrowers. He also held leadership and investing roles in the North America Equity business. Earlier in his career, Jason was an Associate in Mergers Acquisitions Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch.

Jason holds a B.S. from Illinois State University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School. He is a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program and is a member of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.

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