Grandbridge Hires Seasoned Industry Professional to Lead Agency Lending

Published On: 06.26.12

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Grandbridge Real Estate Capital announced today that Frank Guzikowski has joined the firm as an Executive Vice President to manage the company’s agency lending platform which includes Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA loan products. In this role, Mr. Guzikowski will advise the firm’s national team of loan originators and clients on multifamily products and loan structures available through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA and work with Grandbridge’s Executive Management Team to grow the company’s overall multifamily lending platform.

“Frank has been a leader in multifamily lending for more than 20 years,” said Grandbridge President and COO David A. Roberts. “His successful underwriting and origination history combined with his integrity, in-depth product knowledge and results-oriented approach make him an exciting fit for Grandbridge.”

 “We are extremely fortunate to have Frank managing our agency platform. His deep understanding of the multifamily lending business combined with his management and training skills will be instrumental as Grandbridge seeks to better serve our clients nationwide,” said Grandbridge National Production Manager and Executive Vice President Matthew Rocco.

Before joining Grandbridge, Mr. Guzikowski was a Managing Director with Prudential Mortgage Capital where he was responsible for the firm’s Fannie Mae DUS portfolio and its products, processes and agency training efforts. Prior to Prudential, he served as Chief Underwriter for Green Park Financial, Walker and Dunlop’s Fannie Mae DUS franchise, where he managed the firm’s underwriting, closing and servicing staff and was responsible for all aspects of Fannie Mae DUS lending.

Mr. Guzikowski earned his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and his Master of Management Science degree with an emphasis in finance, real estate and capital asset management from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He also holds a Master of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

He can be reached at 202-293-8031 or by email at

About Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC

Charlotte, N.C.-based Grandbridge, a subsidiary of Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T), has a 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 Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) lender, a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller/Servicer, and an approved FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processor (MAP) and LEAN healthcare lender. Grandbridge arranges permanent commercial and multifamily real estate loans; services loan portfolios; and provides asset and portfolio management, as well as real estate brokerage services. Grandbridge has a current servicing portfolio of $26 billion and represents approximately 100 capital providers. More information about the company is available at    

About BB&T

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $174.8 billion in assets and market capitalization of $21.9 billion, as of March 31, 2012. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at