M&T Hires People’s United Bank’s Sam Bluso as Head of Institutional Real Estate


M&T Bank (MTB) has named Sam Bluso as head of institutional real estate, Commercial Observer can first report. In his new role, Bluso will focus on expanding M&T’s corporate real estate business and delivering capital markets solutions to REIT and investment real estate fund clients.

Bluso joins M&T Bank from People’s United Bank, where he spearheaded the bank’s real estate investment trust (REIT) business as the head of REIT corporate finance and banking. His 25-year career has been largely dedicated to both capital markets and balance sheet transactions thus far, having previously overseen Citizens Bank’s debt capital markets division, also with a focus on REITs. 

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Bluso also served as a managing director in the debt capital markets group at Citizens Bank, where he supported the REIT team in its capital market origination.

Bluso’s new group will cater to M&T’s more institutional clients, and further extends the capabilities of the existing institutional capital markets team at the bank, led by Matt Orrino

Bluso earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and MBA in finance from Kent State University.

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