Changing of the guard: NorthMarq’s Cincinnati office welcomes Jeff Dietz as senior vice president

Dietz arrived shortly after long-time industry trailblazer Susan Branscome announced her retirement at the end of 2021

CINCINNATI, OHIO (September 14, 2021) – Jeff Dietz, a debt/equity professional with experience financing all types of commercial real estate assets, joined NorthMarq as a senior vice president based in NorthMarq’s Cincinnati office. As a commercial lender, Dietz has originated nearly $500 million of CRE loans.

“I am very excited to be part of NorthMarq, where I can bring a more entrepreneurial and advisory approach to my network of commercial real estate clients. Instead of representing one financial institution, I can deliver clients direct access to the nation’s largest network of lenders including, agency, life insurance companies, CMBS lenders, bridge lenders, and local, regional, and national banks for debt placements. When putting together a project’s capital stack, NorthMarq provides access to both public and private equity partners, making it an amazing asset for clients and their financing requirements,” said Dietz.

Prior to joining NorthMarq, Dietz was a vice president with Truist (formerly BB&T) as a senior commercial real estate lender. At Truist, he originated construction and mini-perm loans for clients is Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Prior to Truist, Dietz served as vice president with US Bank as a commercial real estate lender and underwriter. He began his career in CRE in 2005 with Corporex Companies by securing financing for office, industrial, hospitality, and land assets.

“We are extremely excited to have Jeff join our growing team in Cincinnati as he possesses many close relationships with prominent commercial real estate owners and developers in the greater Cincinnati market,” said Juran. “Jeff’s connections, relationships, and deal origination track record fit perfectly with NorthMarq’s platform and he will bring tremendous value to his clients when evaluating their best options for financing.

Dietz is an active member of NAIOP, ULI, and University of Cincinnati’s Roundtable Program. In 2020, Jeff served as President of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky NAIOP chapter. He is also a mentor for ULI Cincinnati’s Real Estate Accelerator Lab (REAL) program.

Dietz will help lead the office under the direction of Managing Director Noah Juran. Dietz’s arrival comes on the heels of Susan Branscome’s announcement that she would retire at the end of the year. A trailblazer for more than 28 years in the industry, Branscome has established the Cincinnati office as a continually productive asset for the company. She is one of only two women in the country to start a commercial real estate company (she founded Quest Commercial Capital, fka Triad Capital Advisors in 1998, which was acquired by NorthMarq in 2014).