Robert has worked in the Real Estate finance and investment field for the last 27 years facilitating both debt and equity for various multi-million dollar real estate investment projects. Prior to founding Schoetz Real Estate, LLC, Robert was a Regional Manager of a commercial real estate lending program in the CMBS group of Merrill Lynch. As Regional Manager, he specialized in the structuring of large loans for subsequent securitization into the CMBS market. Additionally, Robert has experience in investment banking / corporate finance working as the key transaction specialist for several major initial public offerings of hotel corporations and REITS. Robert has been an adjunct professor at New York University Schack Institute of real estate for over 15 years where he currently teaches Financial and Investment Analysis (FIA) at the graduate level. He has also taught the Real Estate Investment and Portfolio Management class at the University of Connecticut Business School’s MBA program. He has published several articles in the real estate field, one of which was cited in a congressional debate on rent control/stabilization. Robert’s background provides expertise in debt and equity financings of real estate.