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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
Annemarie G. DiCola
CEO
Trepp, LLC
Chair-Elect
Chuck Lee
Head of CRE Securitization and Warehouse Finance
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Immediate Past Chair
Mark Zytko
Co-Founder
Mesa West Capital
Vice Chair
Jan Sternin
Senior Vice President & Managing Director
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC
Secretary
Eric Thompson
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Finance
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
Treasurer
Mike Syers
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP
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Membership Committee Chair
Nik Chillar
Principal
Crescit Capital Strategies
Policy Committee Chair
Pat Sargent
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Program Committee Chair
Paul Vanderslice
 
 
Long Range Planning and Investment Committee Chair
Robert P. Brennan, Jr.
 
 
 
Executive Committee Member
Christine Patterson
Principal, Real Estate Debt Strategies
Blackstone Group

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