WASHINGTON, D.C. – RealEstateRama – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that Matthew G. Rocco, Sr., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, has been nominated to serve as MBA’s Vice Chairman for the 2021 membership year. He is expected to be installed at the association’s 107th Annual Convention this October.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Matt to MBA’s leadership ladder,” said MBA’s 2020 Chairman Brian Stoffers, CMB, Global President, Debt & Structured Finance at CBRE. “His energy, leadership, and practical business experience will be crucial as the residential and commercial/multifamily real estate finance businesses evolve, especially in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Matt has been an active MBA member and currently sits on MBA’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG). A graduate of MBA’s Future Leaders Program, he has also participated on MBA’s Origination Council and DUS Peer Group.
Matt joined Grandbridge, a subsidiary of Truist Bank, in 1998. He is currently a member of the firm’s Board of Managers, Senior Leadership Team, and Risk Committee, where his responsibilities include corporate initiatives and Grandbridge’s overall loan origination efforts, as well as the company’s Agency Underwriting (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA) and Balance Sheet Closing Groups. He also serves on Truist’s leadership team and as an advisory member to many of the nation’s largest investors and capital correspondents. Prior to Grandbridge, Matt was engaged in investment banking, bond issuance, underwriting, and real estate asset management.
Matt has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alabama. In addition to being an active member of MBA and the Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA), Matt is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), NAIOP, Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), and Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).
Rob Van Raaphorst