Grandbridge Expands Raleigh Team

Grandbridge expands Raleigh, NC, loan origination team

09.05.2017 - Grandbridge Real Estate Capital today announced Brett Mason has been named senior vice president and manager of its Raleigh, N.C., loan origination office.

Mason, who previously served as a senior vice president in NorthMarq Capital's Raleigh office, has been actively involved in arranging debt and equity solutions utilizing Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, CMBS, life insurance company and bank funding sources. Active in commercial mortgage banking since 2002, Mason has successfully originated a broad spectrum of complex financings and helped his clients with the entire capital stack for commercial real estate transactions.

Mason succeeds Gordon R. White, III, who previously served as senior vice president and market leader of Grandbridge’s Raleigh loan origination office. White was recently named program director of Grandbridge’s exclusive on balance sheet debt origination platform, BB&T Real Estate Funding, a subsidiary of Grandbridge.

Additional Raleigh new hires include Mason’s former Northmarq team members Grant Harris, CFA, vice president/senior transaction manager and Emily Stewart, assistant vice president.

Grant Harris’ background includes commercial real estate loan analysis for all property types including core and value-add investments, underwriting, loan sizing and property/market research. He brings his loan structuring and program requirement expertise with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, banks, insurance companies and bridge capital providers to Grandbridge clients in the Triangle region.

Emily Whelan’s skill set encompasses commercial real estate investment analysis, loan closing and servicing coordination, and commercial property evaluation, making her an integral part of the expanded Raleigh loan origination team.

About Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, a subsidiary of Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T), arranges permanent commercial and multifamily real estate loans; services loan portfolios; and provides asset and portfolio management through its broad investor base that includes insurance companies, CMBS investors, pension fund advisors, commercial banks and capital markets investors, as well as its proprietary lending platform, BB&T Real Estate Funding. The company is a Freddie Mac Multifamily Approved Seller/Servicer for Conventional and Seniors Housing, a Fannie Mae DUS ® lender and an approved FHA MAP and LEAN healthcare lender.

With a current servicing portfolio of $29 billion, Grandbridge, an S&P "Strong" rated servicer, services loan portfolios and provides asset and portfolio management nationwide for all capital providers including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, insurance companies, banks and more than 250 securitizations.

About BB&T

BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the US with $222.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of $39.1 billion as of June 30, 2018. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, NC, BB&T operates more than 1,900 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, DC, and is consistently recognized for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.

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