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Chuck Lee Berkadia

Berkadia Launches Multifamily Bridge Loan Fund

Berkadia has expanded its proprietary lending platform with the launch of the BRC Multifamily Bridge Loan Fund LP, an open-ended fund managed by Berkadia Capital Advisors LLC.  In addition, Berkadia hired Chuck Lee, senior managing director capital markets, who will lead further growth of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC’s proprietary capital markets capabilities. 

Lee brings more than 25 years’ commercial real estate experience to Berkadia, most recently as head of U.S. CRE securitization and warehouse finance at Credit Suisse. He also recently served as president and chairman of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council. 

“We’re in a transformative time for our industry, particularly in the wake of the pandemic,” said Lee. “There is no question in my mind that in this competitive environment, successful lending platforms will be represented by those that demonstrate the highest levels of foresight and creativity in being able to meet both borrower and investor needs.” 

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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