Personnel News From MTRCC, Cushman & Wakefield, Berkadia

Christine Chandler Named CRE Woman of Influence

Christine Chandler, Chief Credit Officer and Chief Operating Officer with M&T Realty Capital Corp., Baltimore, was named a 2022 Woman of Influence by

The award was in the Finance Executive category. Other categories included Broker / Intermediary–Debt & Equity Finance, Broker–Investment Sales, CRE Legal Counsel and Development Professional.

Chandler has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. She is responsible for making credit decisions for MTRCC’s Multifamily and Healthcare transactions underwritten in the Agency and FHA platforms and Balance Sheet lending as well as managing company operations.

Chandler also serves as Chair-elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial Real Estate / Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) and will assume the chair position for fiscal year 2023 in October. She is also a member of MBA’s Board of Directors.

Most recently, Chandler was appointed to the MBA Audit Committee and served two years as Co-Chair of the MBA Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council.

Jacky Salazar, Associate Director of Commercial/Multifamily Finance with the Mortgage Bankers Association, called Chandler “a gem” in the commercial/multifamily industry. “It is such a delight to hear that Christine’s trailblazing accomplishments are being recognized not only as a woman, but as a true industry leader,” Salazar said. 

Chandler and other Women of Influence winners will be honored at the annual awards dinner in Park City, Utah on July 26.

Click here for more information about the Women of Influence program.

Cushman & Wakefield Hires Mia Mends as Chief Executive of C&W Services

Cushman & Wakefield hired Mia Mends as the new Chief Executive of C&W Services. 

Mia Mends

As Chief Executive of C&W Services, Mends will oversee operations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, leading a business of nearly 13,000 people serving clients across a variety of industries. She will be part of Cushman & Wakefield’s global management team and is transitioning into the role as Paul Bedborough retires from the organization.

Mends joins C&W Services from Sodexo, where she held senior leadership roles for a decade, including serving as Sodexo’s Chief Administrative Officer of North America. She also served as CEO of Impact Ventures, which included leading SodexoMAGIC, a joint venture between Sodexo and Magic Johnson Enterprises, and was their Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

Berkadia Promotes Gary Mumford to Chief Technology Officer

Berkadia, New York, promoted Gary Mumford to Chief Technology Officer. He will oversee Berkadia’s Engineering teams.

Gary Mumford

Mumford’s promotion comes on the heels of the appointment of Damu Bashyam as Berkadia’s Chief Innovation Officer in March.

Mumford has been with Berkadia for over three years, joining the organization as VP of Data Governance to establish and advance the firm’s efforts to leverage data. Mumford has transformed the tools and insights available to Berkadia clients that enhanced their decision making. Most recently, he served as Chief Data Officer. 

Prior to Berkadia, Mumford worked in Enterprise Software as Business Area Executive and Vice President of Engineering for Rocket Software, Senior Software Developer and Team Lead for Microsoft, spanning a 22-year career in technology.