Monday, April 15, 2013

Arbor Expands CMBS Lending Platform with Appointment of Three Industry Veterans

Barbara Duka
UNIONDALE, NY (April 15, 2013) - Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (“Arbor”) today announced the second phase expansion and development of its CMBS and Syndication platform with the addition of three industry veterans, Barbara Duka, Peter S. Ginsberg and Richard Bianchi, who have each been appointed Senior Vice President in Arbor’s New York City office.

“Each of these executives brings to Arbor’s newly enhanced CMBS and Syndication business complementary expertise and perspective as well as extensive product knowledge, key industry relationships and market experience throughout all investment cycles,” said Todd Hirsch, Arbor’s Executive Vice President and Head of CMBS Finance and Distribution.

Peter S. Ginsberg
“As we continue to expand our platform, their unique expertise will help us provide our clients with the most competitive, flexible and comprehensive financing products available throughout the capital structure.

“As we continue to grow our team and infrastructure and look to add CMBS origination staff and quantitative support, we will focus on delivering personalized, client-based solutions across this constantly evolving and dynamic commercial real estate finance market.”

Ms. Duka and Mr. Ginsberg will report directly to Mr. Hirsch, and Mr. Bianchi and Mr. Charneski will report directly to Mr. Ginsberg.

Richard Bianchi
Barbara Duka joins Arbor as a Senior Vice President of CMBS and Syndication Credit. Ms. Duka will work closely with Mr. Hirsch in driving the expansion of the CMBS business at Arbor.  Ms. Duka will play a leading role in the credit approval process, the structuring and pricing of loans and the execution of the loans. 

Peter S. Ginsberg joins Arbor as a Senior Vice President of CMBS Origination and Syndication.  In his role, Mr. Ginsberg will oversee the operational management for both businesses and be responsible for building out a market-leading loan syndication platform.  

Todd Hirsch
Mr. Richard Bianchi joins Arbor as Senior Vice President of CMBS Loan Originations and will be responsible for assisting in the growth of a direct CMBS commercial real estate lending practice at Arbor. 

Additionally, Arbor has also appointed Joseph Charneski to its CMBS business unit in order to enhance the integration of CMBS and Syndication into the existing Arbor loan product infrastructure. Mr. Charneski joined Arbor in June 2008 as a Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily underwriter and most recently served as Vice President of Sales Operations.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

 Christopher Ostrowski,

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