MBA Launches New Business Council for Commercial Real Estate Finance Members

The Mortgage Bankers Association announced formation of the Capital Council, a new business council, consisting of commercial real estate finance professionals from MBA member firms.

The Capital Council, which succeeds the Investor Council, will facilitate an exchange of ideas about investment in commercial real estate debt across the entire capital stack by firms putting capital at risk. The Council will serve as a forum for a broad and diverse group of commercial real estate capital providers, including life insurance companies, banks, securitized lenders, debt funds and government-backed capital sources. The forum will also educate participants on market trends and conditions, with a focus on developing best practices and industry standards.

“The Capital Council is designed to be a valuable resource for those who shape and influence decisions on commercial real estate finance investment committees,” said MBA President and CEO Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB. “I encourage MBA members with an interest in developing business relationships and sharing their insights with key decision-makers in the commercial real estate finance industry to join and add their voice to the conversation.”

Along with the Origination Council, Servicer Council and Multifamily Council, the Capital Council is the fourth MBA business council supporting commercial real estate finance members and rolls up to MBA’s Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG). The Capital Council will be chaired by Jack Maher, managing director with Hartford Investment Management Co., and staffed by MBA Director of Commercial/Multifamily Andrew Foster.

“We welcome participants from all MBA member firms who are interested in learning from their peers and contributing to moving our industry forward,” said Maher.

For more information about MBA COMBOG business councils, including joining the Capital Council as an MBA member, visit: