Rafael Hernandez '04

  • Name: Rafael Hernandez
  • Class Year: ‘04
  • Major: RPTS
  • How long have you been in NY?: 5 years
  • Occupation: Commercial Real Estate:

As an analyst at Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital in Midtown, Rafael specializes in sizing and screening commercial multifamily loans primarily using financial models. Currently, Rafael is servicing 49 active commercial real estate projects, scattered throughout the United States, with a combined lending amount over $979 million. These loans include multifamily and mix-use new construction, redevelopment, rehabilitations, historical rehabs as well as refinance projects. Before BWE, Rafael was an associate at Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Headquarters in Manhattan.

As a Captain and Armor Officer in the United States Army, Rafael’s military service includes one deployment commanding 56 Cavalry troops in Baghdad which completed over 300 convoy and reconnaissance missions in Iraq from 2009 to 2010. Today, Rafael continues to serve as the Assistant Operations Officer for a tank battalion with the 3rd-103rd Armored Regiment, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.