Greystone strengthens its CMBS platform with new recruits

NEW YORK, March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greystone, a leading national commercial real estate finance company, announced new senior executive hires on its CMBS platform as it expands to become the a leading provider of driven loans for the CRE market.

Russ Avery has joined the CMBS team as Head of Structuring and is based in New York. He comes from Deutsche Bank, where he was Director of CMBS and responsible for Deutsche Bank’s conduit risk pricing and bond structuring for all conduit and SASB transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Avery worked in securitization at Deloitte.

Tricia Baker, Clark Andresen and Chris Troutman all join as managing directors in Charlotte, North Carolina, each bringing specialized expertise in CMBS. Ms. Baker will take on the role of Head of Transaction Management for Greystone’s CMBS platform following her previous role as a partner at law firm Alston & Bird. Mr. Andresen joins Greystone from CCRE (a unit of Cantor Fitzgerald) after serving as a managing director there, and Mr. Troutman comes from Regions Bank where he was also a managing director.

Greystone’s CMBS platform provides a direct source of long-term, fixed-rate debt for real estate investors in multi-family, office, retail, mixed-use, manufactured housing, industrial, self-contained assets. storage and hospitality. Internal sizing, underwriting and B-coin buying on Greystone’s CMBS transactions eliminates stress points for borrowers throughout the process, providing greater certainty of execution.

“I am thrilled with the roster of talent we are building to become a leading CMBS provider in the CRE market, with all the tools and resources Greystone has at its disposal,” said Mr. Rich Highfield, Head of Platform. – CMBS form of Greystone.

About Greystone
Greystone is a national, privately held commercial real estate finance company with an established reputation as a leader in multifamily and healthcare financing, having been ranked among the top FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lenders in these sectors. Loans are offered by Greystone Servicing Company LLC, Greystone Funding Company LLC and/or other Greystone affiliates. For more information, visit

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