MO's Top 50

The 50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance

MO's Top 50

The 50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance

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Power and influence take center stage once again with our second annual Top 50 list. This is our subjective take on who reigned supreme since March 2013, when our last list came out. Our team pored over the submissions that were sent in and reached out to request some that weren’t. Some choices seemed obvious, but we did our best to weigh each one carefully. We again left off our lawyer and developer friends. Both of these are covered in our sister publication Commercial Observer’s Power 100 list. There are many familiar faces, but there are also some new names this year, like Chase’s Chad Tredway, Blackstone’s Michael Nash and Natixis’s Greg Murphy. Then some on the list for the second year simply switched firms or banks, such as Ken Cohen, who moved from UBS to Bank of America. Check out all the changes and ups and downs in the pages that follow. Read More

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Jonathan Pollack Takes Top Spot On This Year’s 50 Most Important People in CREF

Jonathan Pollack.

Deutsche Bank’s CMBS guru and real estate financing head honcho, Jonathan Pollack, took the No. 1 spot on this year’s 50 Most Important People list due to several colossal deals and his team’s top ranking in the global and U.S. securitized debt markets.

While the German global banking and financial services company reported an unexpected overall loss of 965 million euros, or $1.3 billion, for the fourth quarter of 2013, its real estate debt operations have continued to show clear gains. Read More

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Q&A: Anthony Orso, Executive Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Commercial Real Estate

Anthony Orso.

Mr. Orso met with Mortgage Observer to discuss his entry into the business and the challenges he and his colleagues overcame to grow the commercial real estate finance business and secure their first stand-alone CMBS deal in 2014. The team of about 330 employees is reportedly preparing for an IPO to take place later this year, however, Mr. Orso declined to comment. Read More