Joe Lovell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, joined Grandbridge Real Estate Capital in 1994. In his role, Joe is responsible for the overall direction and management of a staff of 100+ associates that oversee the asset management, operations, business systems/IT, third-party loan closing and corporate initiatives for Grandbridge and its subsidiary BB&T Real Estate Funding.
As an original associate of Grandbridge, Joe spent the first part of his 24+ year career establishing investor reporting processes and systems as well as the company's internal information management system, personally building and developing many of the databases that are still in active deployment today. In 2004, he was promoted to the role of head of loan servicing, overseeing the growth of the portfolio from 1,500 loans with a UPB of $6 billion to 4,000 loans with a UPB of more than $29 billion for all major lender types including insurance companies, CMBS, FHA/HUD/Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as for Grandbridge’s own proprietary products marketed under BB&T Real Estate Funding.
Joe received his bachelor of science degree in architectural design from Clemson University and his MBA from the University of South Carolina. He's active in the Mortgage Banker Association, currently serving as the chair of the servicer council, and is a member of Grandbridge's Board of Managers, Senior Leadership Team, and Risk Committee.