Aeraj Patel


Capital Markets

Chicago, IL

Aeraj Patel serves as Capital Markets associate for Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ with a focus on multifamily properties in the greater Chicago area. He provides capital-raising through funding services for a wide variety of investors. He leverages his extensive expertise and specialized services to help clients navigate through the ever-changing landscape of debt finance in order to realize optimal performance of commercial real estate investment assets. Aeraj specializes in applying his significant expertise and market knowledge to create a seamless capital structure that, enables clients to achieve their strategic goals, with the best terms available in the market.

Prior to joining Matthews™, Aeraj started his career in debt and equity services as a Senior Mortgage Banker for Neighborhood Loans. He then ventured into Money Management for his Private Family Office where he oversaw acquisition of AUM and individual portfolio performances. strengthening yields and reducing SHARPE Ratios via micromanagement of real asset investments portion, within individual portfolios. He additionally served as the pivotal partner across all real estate acquisitions and worked with institutional investors to enable internal expansion into commercial real estate.

B.A., Finance & Economics
DePaul University


  • Habitat for Humanity – Home Builder Volunteer
  • Real Estate Political Action Committee Sponsor
  • Asian American Real Estate Association Member


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