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The affairs of CRE Finance Council are managed by a Board of Governors, selected from the general membership, which meets at least two times a year. During the periods the Board is not convened, the Executive Committee has full authority to transact all CRE Finance Council business. The Executive Committee is made up of the chairman, chairman-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, membership chair, administrative executive, as well as four additional Executive Committee members.  View the CREFC By-Laws.

2022 - 2023 Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Member
Leah Nivison
Leah Nivison
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Chair
Harris Trifon
Harris Trifon
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Lord, Abbett and Co.
Chair-Elect
Eric B. Thompson
Eric B. Thompson
Global Head of Structured Finance Ratings
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC
Immediate Past Chair
Jan Sternin
Jan Sternin
Senior Vice President & Managing Director
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC
Vice Chair
Robert R. Foley
Robert R. Foley
Chief Financial Officer
TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc.
Secretary
Adam A. Behlman
Adam A. Behlman
President, REIS and President of Starwood Mortgage Capital
Starwood Property Trust
Treasurer
Tobin Cobb
Tobin Cobb
Managing Partner
3650 REIT
Membership Committee Chair
Gregory A. Cross
Gregory A. Cross
Partner
Venable LLP
Policy Committee Chair
David A. Harrison
David A. Harrison
Chief Operating Officer
PNC/Midland Loan Services
Program Committee Chair
Daniel Olsen
Daniel Olsen
Senior Vice President
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Long Range Planning & Investment Committee Chair
Laura Swihart
Laura Swihart
Partner and FRE Practice Group Leader
Dechert LLP
Executive Committee Member
Scott Sinder
Scott Sinder
CREFC General Counsel & Partner
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
Counsel to CREFC
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