MBA Nominates Matt Rocco of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital to be 2021 MBA Vice Chairman

The Mortgage Bankers Association nominated Matthew G. Rocco Sr., Chairman of the Board and CEO of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, Charlotte, N.C., to serve as MBA Vice Chairman for the 2021 membership year. He is expected to be installed at the association’s 107th Annual Convention this October.

Matt Rocco Sr.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Matt to MBA’s leadership ladder,” said MBA 2020 Chairman Brian Stoffers, CMB, Global President of Debt & Structured Finance with CBRE, Houston. “His energy, leadership and practical business experience will be crucial as the residential and commercial/multifamily real estate finance businesses evolve, especially in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.” 

Rocco has been an active MBA member and currently sits on the MBA Commercial Real Estate Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG). A graduate of MBA’s Future Leaders Program, he has also participated on MBA’s Origination Council and DUS Peer Group.

Rocco joined Grandbridge, a subsidiary of Truist Bank, in 1998. He is currently a member of the firm’s Board of Managers, Senior Leadership Team and Risk Committee, where his responsibilities include corporate initiatives and Grandbridge’s overall loan origination efforts, as well as the company’s Agency Underwriting (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA) and Balance Sheet Closing Groups. He also serves on Truist’s leadership team and as an advisory member to many of the nation’s largest investors and capital correspondents. Prior to Grandbridge, he engaged in investment banking, bond issuance, underwriting and real estate asset management.

Rocco has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alabama. In addition to being an active member of MBA and the Mortgage Action Alliance, he is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP, Urban Land Institute, National Multifamily Housing Council and Pension Real Estate Association.