Mr. Fluent has 30 years of commercial real estate experience and is Deutsche Bank’s Head of West Coast real estate. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Fluent was at Pembrook Capital Management and Lehman. During the course of his career, Mr. Fluent has helped provide capital to developers and owners of real estate on a national basis, and has originated commercial real estate debt to finance all parts of a capital stack including first mortgages, mezzanine debt, bridge loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and preferred equity.
Since 2010 Mr. Fluent has been running loan originations for DB’s balance Sheet and Special Situation for the western US. He oversees real estate teams in San Francisco and Dallas for DB.
Mr. Fluent graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.