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Andres Velez

Vice President
Asset Advisory Services

Direct Phone: 312.602.6032

Current Role

In his role as Vice President of Investor Services, Andres provides third-party underwriting and due diligence services to equity investors, commercial banks, and asset managers. Services include transaction due diligence, Argus/Excel cash flow investment modeling, loan underwriting, and credit analysis of owner-occupied real estate.

Joined Cohen Financial in July, 2015

Past Experience

Over 16 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry

Andres’ work experience encompasses both sides of a commercial real estate transaction. Prior to joining Cohen Financial he spent time working as a balance sheet lender and equity investor with BBVA Compass, US Bank, and GE Capital. His diverse commercial real estate background includes private equity and institutional acquisitions, airport infrastructure development, project finance, and balance sheet and capital markets lending while also having the opportunity to work domestically and throughout Europe, Puerto Rico and Latin America.

Throughout his career, Andres has had the opportunity to underwrite all major product types and in excess of $4 billion of combined equity and debt transactions.


BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin
—McCombs School of Business (Austin, TX)

Other Affiliations

Urban Land Institute (ULI)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
Native Spanish Speaker
International Business Experience

Cohen Financial is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Multifamily Housing Council, and the CRE Finance Council.