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Jeff Latier is Managing Director, Portfolio Manager at Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm. In this role, Mr. Latier leads Build-To-Core I and Build-to-Core II, the firm’s industrial development partnerships consisting of $3.3 billion of industrial development, value-add and core assets under management. He is responsible for portfolio construction, operation, investor relations and investment decisions for the funds. Over his career, Mr. Latier has sourced and structured debt financings for the Black Creek industrial platform and has closed over $5.9 billion of corporate level, secured portfolio and construction financings.
Mr. Latier has over 15 years of real estate capital markets experience and prior to joining Black Creek in 2011, he served as a Financial Analyst for Prologis (NYSE: PLD) where he was responsible for capital markets analysis, structuring debt transactions and developing financing strategies during the financial crisis of 2008.
Mr. Latier is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), where he serves on the Industrial Development Forum, as mentor in the Developing Leaders program and on the Editorial Board for NAIOP’s Development Magazine. In 2019, he was elected to NAIOP Research Foundation Visionaries Program for rising industry leaders, 40 years of age and under. Mr. Latier is also involved with the University of Colorado-Boulder Real Estate Council mentoring students and has guest lectured courses on real estate investment trusts and real estate finance.
Mr. Latier holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder.