Thomas S. Dennard
Chairman | Chief Executive Officer


Thomas S. Dennard is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC, one of the nation’s largest full-service commercial and multifamily mortgage banking firms. Formerly the president and chief executive officer of Laureate Capital LLC, he was instrumental in the formation of Grandbridge, created when Laureate Capital acquired Collateral Real Estate Capital LLC and combined the in-place loan origination and servicing platforms. Grandbridge’s current servicing portfolio is $30 billion.

With more than 40 years of commercial mortgage banking experience, Mr. Dennard is able to share his extensive loan origination, structuring, placement and closing experience with commercial and multifamily clients nationwide.

Mr. Dennard is Chairman of the Grandbridge Board of Managers and is a member of BB&T’s Senior Leadership Team. Additionally, he is a member and on the Board of Directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association, serves as a member and past Chair of MBA’s COMBOG, and received the MBA’s 2018 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Dennard holds a Bachelor of Arts in business from Catawba College, where he serves as a member of the Catawba College Board of Trustees and Catawba College Foundation. He is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Mr. Dennard may be reached at 704.379.6910 or by email at