Senior Managing Director in Mortgage Banking

Peter Benedetto is a Senior Managing Director in the Mortgage Banking division of Berkadia with responsibilities in loan origination and management of the Detroit office. Peter has consistently ranked as one of Berkadia’s top 10 mortgage originators every year since 2013.

With over 20 years of mortgage banking experience, Peter has been with Berkadia and its predecessor companies since 1999. Since that time, he has been responsible for debt placement in over 350 transactions approaching $6 billion nationally. Peter has experience in multiple product types with over 35 different lenders, including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA, life insurance companies, CMBS, pension funds and banks.

Peter also has specialized in student housing for over 15 years and has financed over 30,000 beds at more than 30 campuses with over a dozen different lenders. He has closed transactions on behalf of pension funds, REITs as well as private investors in the student sector.

Peter is a graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a licensed Michigan real estate broker and holds a CPA license (inactive). He has spoken on numerous panels as a member of the MBA, NMHC and ICSC. Peter was also recognized in the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Commercial Real Estate, as #8 on the 2018 Capital Markets Rainmakers list by Real Estate Forum, and as a 2018 DUS Rainmaker by Fannie Mae.

Education & Certifications

  • Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Michigan Real Estate Broker
  • CPA License

Industry Specialization & Skills

  • Student Housing
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