WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 17, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) awarded Mr. Brian Stoffers, Global President of Debt and Structured Finance for CBRE Capital Markets, with the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Distinguished Service Award at the Association’s 25th annual CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo held in San Diego, CA.
“This award is the highest honor an individual can receive from his or her fellow MBA members,” said MBA Chairman Bill Cosgrove. “Through more than a decade of taking leadership roles within MBA, Brian has demonstrated his commitment to improving the state of the commercial and multifamily finance sector and the real estate finance industry as a whole.”
Nominees for the CREF Distinguished Service Award must be associated with an MBA member firm, have a record of sustained and extraordinary service to MBA and the commercial/multifamily real estate finance industry, and possess a strong reputation of ethical and professional conduct.
Rodrigo Lopez, MBA Vice Chairman, presented the award, noting that Stoffers exemplifies all of these qualities. “I was honored to be able to present the Distinguished Service Award to Brian, who has consistently led by example not only through demonstrating excellence as a leader and his commitment to MBA, but also his devotion to professional and ethical business practices,” Lopez said.
Stoffers began his career in commercial real estate in 1981, and he has more than 30 years of experience in origination, structuring, placement, closing and servicing of commercial real estate debt. He has been a member of MBA for nearly 20 years, has served on the Board of Directors since 2010, and MBA’s Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) since 2004. He ably led COMBOG as Chairman in 2012-2013 and served on numerous other MBA task forces and committees. Stoffers has been a contributor to and prolific author of industry articles published in national and local publications and is an experienced guest speaker, panelist and moderator for numerous organizations and industry conferences both nationwide and globally.
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: www.mba.org..