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MBA Honors Catherine Rodewald of Prudential MortgageCapital Company with 2011 CREF Distinguished Service Award

San Diego, CA – February 9, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today awarded Catherine Rodewald, Vice President of Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, with the CREF Distinguished Service Award at the Association’s 21st Annual Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF)/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo held in San Diego, CA. The award was given to Rodewald in recognition of her dedication and prominent service to MBA and the mortgage lending industry.

“Catherine has distinguished herself among her peers as one of our industry’s most dynamic and thoughtful leaders. I am pleased that we, as an association, are able to recognize her for her efforts,” said MBA Chairman Michael D. Berman, CMB. “Her ability to motivate her peers and tackle the important issues at hand makes her commitment to MBA and the industry as a whole invaluable.”

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 have a strong reputation for ethical and professional conduct.

Rodewald joined Prudential in 2002, where she is responsible for the servicing and asset management operations of the commercial real estate loan portfolios, as well as the organization’s technology strategy and business systems.

In addition, Rodewald is a member and immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of MISMO, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization. She is also a past chair of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s CREF Technology Committee.


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:

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