George Lander, CMB, CCIM
Vice President | CMBS Portfolios


Vice President George Lander, CMB, CCIM, brought more than 20 years of experience to the table when he joined the company's Asset Management team under the Collateral Real Estate Capital banner in 2005. He currently oversees all asset management functions for the company’s CMBS and Freddie Mac portfolios.

Prior to joining Grandbridge, Mr. Lander served as Commercial Real Estate Manager for Gulf States Paper Corporation/Westervelt Realty, Inc., in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he established and profitably managed the company’s real estate development and investment operations.

Mr. Lander graduated from the University of Illinois in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He then earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in corporate finance from the University of Michigan. Mr. Lander began his professional career with Marathon Oil in Findlay, Ohio. After US Steel’s acquisition of Marathon, Mr. Lander joined the parent company’s industrial finance operation, USX Credit located in Pittsburgh, Pa., as a loan officer.

His next challenge came with an opportunity to serve as Marketing Manager for the company’s real estate development division, USX Realty. Mr. Lander then relocated to Birmingham, Ala., to support the company’s efforts in managing and developing 400,000 acres. Again promoted, he became USX Realty’s Project Manager for the Birmingham Region, responsible for commercial development and sales. In 1996, he joined Gulf States Paper Corporation to establish a Real Estate Development Division.

Mr. Lander earned his Alabama Real Estate Broker’s License in 2003. He holds the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Alabama Real Estate Research and Education Center and served on the Alabama CCIM Chapter’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the local Rotary International club.

Mr. Lander may be reached at 205.978.1942 or by email at