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BankUnited Hires 25-Year Veteran for New York CRE Lending

BankUnited has hired Benjamin Stacks (pictured) as EVP and manager of commercial real estate lending for the bank’s north region, which includes the New York metropolitan area. Stacks will be based in the Miami Lakes, FL-based bank’s Midtown offices.

“As one of the most respected CRE lending executives in New York City, Ben possesses a broad understanding of all aspects of the real estate and banking industries, making him a valuable addition to our executive team,” said BankUnited president and CEO Rajinder P. Singh. “Our bankers, many of whom have worked extensively with Ben in the past, are looking forward to having him lead BankUnited’s New York commercial real estate lending.”

A 25-year veteran of New York CRE banking, Stacks joins BankUnited from Capital One Bank, where he served most recently as SVP. Stacks served nine years there, after holding various positions at HSBC and M&T Bank.

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