Dennis M. Hakeman


Dennis’s mission is to guide the delivery of capital-related consulting and advisory services.  Dennis is a 30-year veteran of the institutional real estate investment management arena and has held senior-level positions across multiple functional disciplines, with a major emphasis on product development, structuring and marketing.  He has served as an in-house executive for prominent real estate investment managers and specialized, vertically-integrated operator/developer firms; and as a retained consultant and placement agent assisting in the matching of institutional investor capital with a broad range of private real estate investment opportunities.

Dennis has substantial experience assessing private real estate investment strategies and sponsors as well as in-depth familiarity with the institutional real estate funds universe globally.  He has been actively involved in the formation, structuring, capitalization and/or management of a wide range of institutional-oriented private real estate vehicles, including commingled funds, separate accounts and programmatic ventures.

Prior to affiliating with the Christenson Advisors platform in 2009, Dennis  was a senior member of the placement agent team at HFF Securities.  Previous professional experience also includes serving as Senior Vice President of JMB Institutional Realty; as National Director – Real Estate for MetLife, and as Senior Consultant with Mallory Capital.

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing & Labor Relations from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance & Investments from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.  He is also a Registered Investment Advisory Representative, a Licensed General Securities Representative, a Registered General Supervisory Principal, and a Registered Financial & Operations Principal.