Andrew Foster: Commercial Observer Power Finance List Stacked with MBA Leadership

(Andrew Foster is Associate Vice President in MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Group and is a regular contributor to MBA NewsLink and MBA Commercial/Multifamily NewsLink; he can be reached at or 202/557-2740.)

Andrew Foster

The Commercial Observer’s annual listing of commercial real estate finance power players includes some names familiar to MBA members.

The listCommercial Observer lifted the paywall for this issue to make it available to all market participants–identifies the 50 most powerful figures in commercial real estate finance.

Congratulations to the following people who actively serve the Mortgage Bankers Association in one or more leadership capacities. MBA is proud of this recognition for many of its leaders and appreciates their willingness to give back to the industry through volunteering their time to help the association and the industry achieve their goals and have a powerful voice in Washington, D.C.

Dennis Schuh, Starwood Property Trust (Debt Fund and Mortgage REIT Roundtable)

Ted Borter, Goldman Sachs (COMBOG)

Debby Jenkins, Freddie Mac (COMBOG)

Jeffery Hayward, Fannie Mae (COMBOG)

Gary Otten, MetLife (COMBOG)

Steve Kenny/Brad Dubeck, Bank of America (Senior Bank Executive Roundtable)

Jeff Fastov, Square Mile Capital Management (Debt Fund and Mortgage REIT Roundtable)

Willy Walker, Walker & Dunlop (Board of Directors)

Peter D’Arcy, M & T Realty (Senior Bank Executive Roundtable)

Scott Weiner, Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (Debt Fund and Mortgage REIT Roundtable)

Patrick Mattson/Matt Salem, KKR (Capital Council Vice Chair/Debt Fund and Mortgage REIT Roundtable)

Dan Baker, Key Bank (Senior Bank Executive Roundtable)

Chris LaBianca, UBS (COMBOG Vice Chair)

Jeff Lee, Capital One Bank (Multifamily Council Chair)

Gregg Gerken, TD Bank (Capital Council Chair, Former Senior Bank Executive Roundtable Chair)

Jack Gay, Nuveen Real Estate (Capital Council Vice Chair)

Jeff Friedman, Mesa West Capital (Debt Fund and Mortgage REIT Roundtable Chair, COMBOG)

Chris Niederprum, CIT Group (Senior Bank Executive Roundtable)

Bert Crouch, Invesco (Debt Fund and Mortgage REIT Roundtable)

Many others on Commercial Observer’s list are also active MBA members. Congratulations to all this year’s designees.