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Shawn Kaufman

Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Nuveen Real Estate

About Shawn Kaufman

Shawn leads the U.S Debt Capital Markets for Nuveen Real Estate and is responsible for all pricing and syndication of CRE debt based investments as well as oversight of NRE’s equity financing activity including secured and unsecured financing, private placements, subscription and warehouse lines. Prior to returning to the U.S. in 2020, Shawn was a founding member of NRE’s UK debt business and lead both CRE loan origination and syndication.

Prior to joining the company in 2014, Shawn was the head of syndicated real estate and loans agency at the Royal Bank of Scotland and was a founding partner of the boutique real estate debt and investment advisory firm, Stonebridge Private Capital, where he focused on high net worth and private investors investing into U.K. commercial real estate. Shawn joined Barclays Capital in 2007 where he was responsible for the syndication of the bank’s U.K. and European CRE debt. Prior to this he spent five years at GMAC Commercial Mortgage/Capmark Europe where he worked in the firm’s global distribution platform specializing in syndicated loans and CMBS loan structuring.

Shawn graduated with a B.S. in Accounting, with minors in Economics and English, from the Smeal School of Business at the Pennsylvania State University.

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