MBA Education Names Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, to Head the Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders Program

(Rodrigo Lopez, CMB)

MBA Education announced Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, Chairman of AmeriSphere Companies and MBA’s 2017 Chairman, will lead its Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders Program beginning October 17, 2023.

Lopez will take the helm from Sam Davis, President of Davis Advisors, LLC, who is retiring from the role and will be recognized at MBA’s Annual Convention and Expo, held October 15-18 in Philadelphia.

MBA’s Education’s Future Leaders Program, launched in 2013, is an executive leadership development program that delivers comprehensive in-person and online curriculum for selected managers who have shown leadership interest and abilities. Participants enhance their skills through three hands-on sessions geared toward political activism; business analysis and problem-solving; and experiential learning through collaboration, networking and peer group interaction. 

“Rodrigo Lopez is a titan in commercial real estate finance, a tremendous leader and a longtime champion of MBA and its efforts to diversify and develop the next leaders in our industry,” said Matt Rocco, 2023 MBA Chairman and President of Colliers Mortgage. “Enrollees in the Future Leaders Program will benefit greatly from Rodrigo’s decades of commercial real estate management and expertise and his exemplary work ethic and success in the industry.”

Rocco thanked Sam Davis for the instrumental role he has played in the development and growth of the Future Leaders Program over the past 10 years. “His one-on-one coaching and training skills have helped advance the careers of countless commercial and multifamily finance professionals,” Rocco said.

Lopez has more than 30 years of executive experience in the industry, is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB), and was MBA’s Chairman in 2017. He is currently Chairman of AmeriSphere Companies, which is involved in commercial real estate development and investment. Lopez was also the founder, former President and CEO of AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance, a provider of debt capital solutions for the multifamily rental housing industry, which was acquired by NorthMarq Capital in 2015, when he became Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital Finance. From July 2019 to September 2020, Lopez served as Interim President and CEO of Omaha’s Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Earlier in his career, Lopez was Chief Lending Officer for Woodmen Life, responsible for investments in commercial mortgage loans and commercial real estate assets.

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