Mr. Ernst is the Managing Director of Capital Markets for Magnolia Capital, a nationally focused real estate investor based in Chicago.
As Managing Director of Capital Markets, Cord Ernst oversees investor relations, fund management and venture structuring for European and Middle Eastern investors. Prior to joining Magnolia Mr. Ernst co-founded Wafra Residential Value Invest, a US-based real estate platform specifically designed for German institutional investors.
Previous work experiences include Paramount Group and HQ Capital (formerly Real Estate Capital Partners), where he had specific responsibility for German institutional and private investors. Mr. Ernst is currently an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) serving on the Multifamily Silver Product Council. Ernst holds an M.B.A. from the University of Passau in Germany.