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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
Adam Behlman
President, REIS
Starwood Property Trust
Chair-Elect
Eric Thompson
Global Head of Structured Finance Ratings
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair
Chuck Lee
Head of CRE Securitization and Warehouse Finance 
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
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Vice Chair
Cory Olson
Chief Operating Officer
Rialto Capital Advisors
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Secretary
Leah Nivison
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs
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Treasurer
Mike Syers
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP
Membership Committee Chair
Zanda Lynn
Managing Director, Structured Finance Business & Relationship Management
Fitch Ratings
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Policy Committee Chair
Pat Sargent
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Program Committee Chair
Paul Vanderslice
Chief Executive Officer
CCRE
Long Range Planning & Investment Committee Chair
Robert P. Brennan, Jr.
Co-Chairman Board of Directors
Greenbacker Capital Management
Executive Committee Member
Larry Brown
Executive ChairmanStarwood Mortgage Capital
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