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Benjamin Roelke, Vice President

Benjamin Roelke

Senior Vice President

, Debt & Structured Finance

Benjamin Roelke Senior Vice President
, Debt & Structured Finance
Dallas McKinney 2100 McKinney Ave
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

Professional Experience

Benjamin Roelke specializes in the placement of debt and equity for multifamily and student housing financing including leading the Debt and Structured Finance practice for the CBRE National Student Housing Team. Over the past five years, he has successfully arranged over $2 Billion in capital for both private and institutional student housing owners through a variety of executions and capital structures.  His team provides solutions for all parts of the capital structure and asset life cycle including construction financing, interim financing and Joint Venture or Preferred equity.  His team also specializes in providing the most attractive permanent financing options through correspondent relationships with Life Insurance Companies and Commercial Banks, direct licenses with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and alternative debt executions.


  • Trinity University - Bachelor of Science; Financing and Marketing

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas
  • Member of the NMHC Student Housing Committee
  • 35 under 35 – Student Housing Business Magazine
  • Recipient of the CBRE Gary J. Beban Teamwork Award


Significant Assignments


Property Name Location Purpose Units/Beds
LaSalle/Starwood Portfolio Various Universities Acquisition 3,480 beds
Campus Advantage Portfolio Various Universities Acquisition 1,476 beds
Park Place Portfolio LSU and Baylor University Construction 1,469 beds
The Graduate San Jose State Construction 1,039 beds
Mustang Village Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Acquisition 1,001 beds
Connection Auburn University Acquisition 900 beds
Gateway at Tempe Arizona State University Acquisition 918 beds
The Element Sacramento State Refinance  796 beds
University Courtyard University of North Texas Refinance 792 beds
Venue at North Campus University of South Florida Acquisition 734 beds
The Highlands University of Nevada Acquisition 732 beds
Sterling Sierra University of Navada Acquisition 704 beds
U Raleigh North Carolina State University Acquisition 600 beds
University Towers University of Michigan Refinance 446 beds
Burnham 310 University of Illinois Acquisition 437 beds 
Stratum at Indiana Indiana University Refinance 281 beds




  • Blue Vista
  • Campus Advantage
  • Clarion Partners
  • Collier Companies
  • Colony/Northstar
  • Harrison Street
  • Heitman Capital Mgmt.
  • Horizon Realty Advisors
  • Kayne Anderson
  • KKR
  • Parkland Development
  • Park 7 Group
  • Starwood Capital
  • Suburban Campus Properties
  • University Partners





Benjamin Roelke Senior Vice President
, Debt & Structured Finance
Dallas McKinney 2100 McKinney Ave
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201