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Patrick Nessenthaler

Instructor, Finance
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Patrick Nessenthaler is a real estate investment strategist and business developer with two decades of experience in the commercial real estate industry sourcing, negotiating, and executing over $4BN in complex debt and equity transactions in a wide variety of asset classes. Mr. Nessenthaler began his career in a valuation & consulting role at Integra Realty Resources conducting valuations, market studies and feasibility studies on a diversity of commercial property types including retail, industrial, office, and multifamily.

After completing his real estate graduate studies at the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University, Patrick joined The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, LLC in 2012. During his tenure at the firm, he was responsible for all aspects of the underwriting process, structuring, and placement of debt, mezzanine, and joint venture and Co-GP equity opportunities for a broad range of commercial real estate assets. He was part of the deal-team that won the Real Estate Board of New York’s “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award for the construction financing of EmblemHealth’s medical office building in East New York, NY. After his time at Ackman-Ziff, Mr. Nessenthaler served as Vice President at MUFG and was selected as sixth out of 13,000 professionals at MUFG Americas to manage real estate transactions significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining the Louisville College of Business, Mr. Nessenthaler was Vice President of Finance & Head of Real Estate Capital Markets at Keystone Group, an emerging owner/operator in Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Nessenthaler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from the University of North Texas, a Master’s Degree in International Real Estate Finance, a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Leadership, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cornell University. Patrick is also a CFA Charterholder, CAIA Charterholder, Member of the Appraisal Institute, and a Counselor of Real Estate. Mr. Nessenthaler has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville and Rutgers University teaching Real Estate Finance & Investments, Real Estate & Alternative Investments, and Real Estate Investments to undergraduate and graduate students. He currently serves as full-time instructor of Real Estate Finance at the University of Louisville and leads the initiative in building its Center for Real Estate, the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky.


  • MBA Cornell University, 2022
  • MS (Healthcare Leadership) Cornell University, 2022
  • MS (International Real Estate Finance) Cornell University, 2012
  • BA (Real Estate Finance) University of North Texas, 2006