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Leadership

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.

Chair
Chuck Lee
Head of CRE Securitization and Warehouse Finance
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Chair- Elect
Adam Behlman
President, REIS
Starwood Property Trust
Immediate Past Chair
Annemarie G. DiCola
CEO
Trepp, LLC
Vice Chair
Eric Thompson
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
Secretary
Kim Diamond
Principal & Head of Credit/Structuring
Crescit Capital Strategies
Treasurer
Mike Syers
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP
Membership Committee Chair
Craig Welin
Shareholder/Attorney
Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, LC
Policy Committee Chair
Pat Sargent
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Program Committee Chair
Paul Vanderslice
Chief Executive Officer
CCRE
Long Range Planning and Investment Committee Chair
Robert P. Brennan, Jr.
Co-Chairman Board of Directors
Greenbacker Capital Management
Executive Committee Member
Ethan Penner
Managing Director
Mosaic Real Estate Credit & MREC Management

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