Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking has announced appointments to its Real Estate & Hospitality (REH) Americas team. Christopher LaBianca joins as managing director and head of conduit origination in New York, while David Kadin joins as managing director and senior originator, leading the Los Angeles Office.
Initiated by the appointment of Priscilla Torres as head of REH Americas in June 2022, Torres was followed by Julie Han as head of underwriting and David Schwartz as head of portfolio lending. Chuck Lee was hired as head of CMBS Americas in April 2023.
“The new leadership team’s respective backgrounds and deep expertise in critical areas of the industry will be instrumental not only to our revitalized penetration in the CMBS, but also providing innovative capital markets and balance sheet solutions for both our large and middle market clients,” said Torres.
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