Ethan Penner

Ethan Penner, who is widely recognized as a pioneer and innovator in real estate finance, will share his insights regarding the recent economic turmoil with Mays MBA and master of real estate students. Penner, who will be on the A&M campus Friday, October 8, currently serves as the executive managing director of CB Richard Ellis Investors.

Using commercial mortgage-backed securities and the development of that market as a springboard, Penner will discuss the impact of financial leverage on the economy. Asset devaluation, economic growth, and job creation, as well as challenges and opportunities in moving forward will also be discussed.

Penner’s visit is part of the Mays Dean’s Distinguished MBA Executive Speaker Series.

Penner joined CB Richard Ellis Investors in 2008 as an executive managing director and member of the firm’s executive committee. He has 24 years of experience in the real estate sector. Penner earned a BA in finance from New York University. He is currently a board member of The League, an organization aimed at encouraging youth to engage in community service through the use of a competition-based model.