Brian Stoffers is chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and global president of debt and structured finance at CBRE, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, and the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Stoffers has extensive experience in the origination, structuring, placement, closing and servicing of commercial real estate debt for life insurance companies, pension funds, banks, debt funds and loans, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA, and Wall Street sources. Prior to the CB Richard Ellis acquisition of L.J. Melody in 1996, Stoffers was senior vice president and Southwest regional manager for CB commercial's mortgage banking division. He began his career with Coldwell Banker Commercial in 1981 and became a senior real estate finance officer in the firm's La Jolla, California, office. He currently serves on CBRE's global operating committee. An active MBA member for more than 25 years, Stoffers has served in several leadership roles within the organisation. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from San Diego State University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree with a Minor in Real Estate from California State University. In 2019, he was listed in the 2019 Mortgage Global 100.