Monday, June 14, 2010

Chad Johnson Joins Meridian Capital Group, LLC as a Managing Director in its Originations Group

 New York, NY, June 14, 2010, – Meridian Capital Group, LLC, a leading national commercial real estate finance and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Chad Johnson (top right photo)  as a Managing Director in its Commercial Originations Group.

Mr. Johnson will be originating loans nationally. He will report to Marty Lanigan, (top left photo) Senior Managing Director of Origination and Strategic Initiatives, and will be working out of Meridian’s newly-formed office in Kansas City, KS as well as its headquarters in New York, NY.

Mr. Johnson has extensive experience across the commercial mortgage finance arena.

 As a 20-year industry veteran, he has held senior origination and mortgage banking roles with GMAC Commercial Mortgage, UBS, Deutsche Bank, and Wachovia.

Mr. Johnson and Mr. Lanigan previously worked together at GMAC Commercial Mortgage, where Mr. Johnson ran the wholesale lending group.

“Chad’s longstanding and successful track record, in combination with his excellent borrower relationships and tremendous deal experience, make him an excellent addition to the Meridian team,” said Mr. Lanigan.

“Chad joins us at a very exciting time, and will play a significant role in positioning Meridian to become the leading U.S. commercial real estate finance company,” added Ralph Herzka, (bottom right photo)  Meridian’s Chief Executive Officer.

Contact: Jonathan M. Stern,, Direct: 212.612.0181, Fax: 212.201.5181

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