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MBA Announces 2012 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) Leadership and New Members

MBA Announces 2012 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) Leadership and New Members

Chicago, IL – October 12, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced the election of Tari L. Flannery, CMB, President, M&T Realty Capital Corporation as the new Chair of the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors at the association’s 98th Annual Convention & Expo in Chicago. Vice Chair Brian F. Stoffers, CMB, President, CBRE Capital Markets returns as a Vice Chair for COMBOG. Joining him as a new Vice Chair is Mark Wilsmann, Managing Director, MetLife, Inc.

COMBOG is comprised of MBA member executives representing all aspects of the commercial/multifamily real estate finance industry. COMBOG leads the strategic development of MBA’s commercial/multifamily policy, and initiatives as well as best practices and standards. It represents the diverse interests of MBA’s member companies through standing councils, which are led by industry leaders and supported by expert staff, and special work groups and task forces.

“COMBOG plays a vital role in setting policy on behalf of MBA’s commercial and multifamily members,” said MBA Chairman Michael W. Young. “With Tari Flannery, Brian Stoffers and Mark Wilsmann leading COMBOG’s efforts, MBA will continue to be the leading voice for the commercial and multifamily real estate finance industry.”

Flannery was previously Vice Chair of COMBOG. In addition to her service on COMBOG, she serves on MBA’s Board of Directors and DUS Advisory Council, and has served on the Multifamily Steering Committee, Investment Management Committee and as chair of the COMBOG Origination Council.

Serving his second term as Vice Chair, Brian Stoffers, CMB, also serves on MBA’s Board of Directors, and formerly served on the COMBOG Membership Committee and the Capital Markets Committee. In his first term as Vice Chair, Mark Wilsmann has served as a member of the COMBOG Advisory Committee and as Chair of the Portfolio Investors Committee.

MBA’s new members of COMBOG are:

-David Brickman, Freddie Mac Multifamily
– Thomas Dennard, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC
-Ken J. Griggs, NBS Financial Services
-William G. McPadden, John Hancock Financial Services
-Sean O’Connell, Advantus Capital Management
-William Ross, NorthMarq Capital, LLC

MBA’s returning members of COMBOG are:

– Kenneth J. Bacon, Fannie Mae
-Adrian Corbiere, Cohen Financial
– E.J. Burke, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
– Margie Custis, Principal Real Estate Investors
– M.W. Davis, Allstate Investments LLC
– Keith Dunsmore, Esq., Bryan Cave LLP
-Mark B. Fisher, CMB, StanCorp Mortgage Investors LLC
-J. Kingsley Greenland, II, DebtX
– David Iannarone, CWCapital
– Guy K. Johnson, Johnson Capital Group Inc.
– Richard D. Jones, Esq., Dechert LLP
– Jeffrey S. Juster, Newport Capital LLC
– Brian P. Lancaster, RBS
-Reginald Leese, BlackRock Financial Management Inc.
– Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance LLC
– Zanda Lynn, Fitch Ratings
-Phoebe Moreo, Deloitte & Touche LLP
– Kevin Riordan, CreXus Investment Corp.
-Janine C. Stallings, Pacific Life Insurance Company
– Robert M. Stout, CRI, Q10 Capital LLC
– Robert P. Vestewig, CB Richard Ellis Inc.
– Eric Von Berg, CMB, Newmark Realty Capital Inc.
– Jon B. Weinberg, Summit Investment Partners
-Steven Wendel, Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage Inc.
– Alan H. Wiener, Wells Fargo Bank NA


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site: