Grandbridge Names Tapie to Manage Atlanta Production Office

Published On: 10.12.12

ATLANTA — Grandbridge Real Estate Capital’s Atlanta production office is now under the management of Senior Vice President Alan Tapie. In this role Tapie is responsible for leading the Atlanta production team’s work with current investors and clients as well as outreach to other commercial real estate owners and developers throughout the southeast.

“With his new responsibilities as the Atlanta Office Manager, which includes the management of the Atlanta production team, we’re positioning Grandbridge for growth in the Georgia market. This goes hand-in-hand with BB&T’s growth plans in the region,” stated Grandbridge CEO Thomas S. Dennard.

“We’re excited about Alan taking on this leadership role. His industry experience and our strong capital markets platform enable Grandbridge to meet the financing needs of our clients and investors in Georgia and throughout the southeast,” said Grandbridge Executive Vice President and National Production Manager Matt Rocco.

Mr. Tapie’s experience includes production efforts for Grandbridge's Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac agency loan products, exclusive life insurance correspondents, FHA, and select CMBS correspondents, as well as Grandbridge’s proprietary lending platform, BB&T Real Estate Funding. In addition to focusing on loan production, Tapie also has extensive experience with transaction sizing, underwriting, and closing procedures.

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 DUS® lender, a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller/Servicer, and an approved FHA 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 more than $26 billion and represents approximately 100 capital providers. More information about the company is available at   

About BB&T

As of June 30, 2012, BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $178.5 billion in assets and market capitalization of $21.6 billion. 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. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at