Mark Fluent is a Managing Director and Head of Western US Real Estate for Deutsche Bank. He is based in Century City and manages the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas offices, overseeing the origination of floating and fixed rate, non-recourse commercial real estate loans and is responsible for balance sheet lending on the West Coast and conduit lending nationally.
Mark’s team has been the fastest growing and most prolific origination team within Deutsche Bank. Since co-founding the group in 2010, Mark’s efforts have helped Deutsche Bank become the market leader in CMBS origination and #1 in the League Tables for 7 of those 8 years. On the balance sheet side, he has been instrumental in facilitating the growth of some of the West Coast’s leading owners and developers of hotel, office, and multifamily. Beginning in 2011, Mark successfully implemented a strategy of targeted investing in Silicon Valley and emerging tech-focused submarkets like downtown Los Angeles and Culver City, propelling Deutsche Bank to become an outsized participant in commercial real estate lending on assets with tenants like Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Netflix as these companies rapidly expanded into the new media arena in recent years.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mark worked at Lehman Brothers and Related Capital. He has originated over $40 billion of capital during his 30-year career. Mark lived in New York City during the 1990s, where he developed a love for contemporary art collecting. He lives in the Hollywood Hills with his wife and their two teenagers. Mark is a proud Trojan graduate of the class of 1986.