Spencer G. Hough is a director for the Newmark Knight Frank Houston Debt and Structured Finance Group. His primary responsibilities include the origination of construction, interim and permanent debt, mezzanine financing and equity for all commercial real estate product types in various stages of the investment cycle, including acquisitions, refinances, partnership buyouts and new development. His role also includes assisting in managing all aspects of the transaction process, including underwriting, marketing, client and lender contact and closing. In addition to a focus on all major commercial real estate product types, Mr. Hough has carved out a specialty niche in self-storage debt and equity capital markets through an ongoing partnership with the NKF Self Storage Group. Mr. Hough has originated and closed a significant amount of self-storage debt and equity capital assignment volume during his mortgage banking career.
Mr. Hough joined Newmark Knight Frank’s Multi-Family Debt & Structured Finance Group (formally ARA) in 2015 and has since assisted in the origination and closing on over $4.5 billion in debt and equity transaction volume.
Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Hough was an associate director on the Central Region Originations Team at GE Capital Real Estate (GECRE) in Dallas, Texas. In this role, he assisted in loan origination responsibilities, including all internal and external transaction matters, sourcing through broker and borrower channels, structuring, negotiating and closing of structured financing balance sheet and CMBS commercial real estate loans. During Mr. Hough’s tenure at GECRE, he was a contributing member of the Central Region Origination Team’s closing of more than $1.1 billion in total loan volume.
Before joining GECRE, Mr. Hough was an analyst at Invesco Real Estate in Dallas, where he assisted with the valuation and underwriting of Invesco’s $20.4 billion of U.S. direct commercial real estate investments for separate account, opportunistic, value-add and core fund clients. Additionally, he provided financial analyses to help support real estate investment, asset management, and financing and disposition decisions.
- Frequent panelist, speaker and moderator related to mortgage banking and commercial real estate topics
- Visiting Lecturer of Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets, Texas A&M University and Rice University
- Member, Mortgage Bankers Association
- Member, Aggie Real Estate Network
- Licensed Texas real estate sales professional
- Candidate for Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, CCIM Institute
A native Houstonian, Mr. Hough earned a Master of Finance degree in real estate and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Texas A&M University.