President, Equity Placement Platform Leader
Mr. Cashdan is the President, Senior Managing Director and Managing Principal of HFF Securities LP, the real estate investment banking affiliate of JLL. Mr. Cashdan also serves as the co-head of JLL’s Global Capital Team, and is a member of the leadership group. His responsibilities include business development, managing client relationships and raising equity capital. In addition, Mr. Cashdan is responsible for development of the firm’s relationships in Asia and the Middle East, identifying capital and investors looking for global diversification. He has developed and marketed institutional real estate products for more than 27 years.
Prior to joining HFF, Mr. Cashdan was a Partner and Managing Director at Chadwick Saylor. Prior to joining Chadwick Saylor, Mr. Cashdan was a Senior Vice President at Aldrich, Eastman, Waltch and President of Real Asset Management Inc., an affiliate of Dimensional Fund Advisors and the RREEF Funds. Mr. Cashdan also founded and served as Chairman and CEO of RealEnergy, a clean-tech energy firm focused on the real estate industry.
Mr. Cashdan graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Real Estate Finance and received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School. Mr. Cashdan has served on the Booth School Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee and the Board of The U.S. Green Building Council during the initial creation of the LEED certification standards. In 2007, he was asked by former Vice President Al Gore to be among those invited to discuss Climate Change and Sustainability as part of Mr. Gore’s Inconvenient Truth “presenters” program. Additionally, Mr. Cashdan serves as a Founding Board Member of the China-US Real Estate Association (CUREA). Mr. Cashdan is a general securities principal. He has authored numerous articles relating to real estate investment and finance, is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and is a Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a chairman of the ULI Center for Sustainability. Mr. Cashdan travels frequently to Asia and speaks conversational Mandarin.