Arbor Realty Trust appointed William Green to its board of directors as an independent member effective immediately.

The real estate investment trust focuses on investing in a diversified portfolio of multifamily and commercial real estate (CRE)-related bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments, mortgage related securities and other real estate related assets.

Green has 29-years of experience in the CRE industry and is the co-founder and managing partner of Tannery Brook Partners and co-founder and managing member of Cazenovia Creek Investment Management. Both companies were formed to focus on the client set of the CRE and CRE finance industries.

Before the creation of those two firms, Green was a member at Starwood Capital Group where he was responsible for the debt investments business of the firm and oversaw Starwood Debt Fund II in 2008.

Green was also the managing director and global head of real estate capital markets at Wachovia Securities and its predecessor companies.

Earlier in his career, Green held several commercial managing director positions at Banc of America Securities. Before that, he held various positions at private and public firms within the real estate development and finance sectors.

Green has also served on the executive advisory board for the Commercial Securitization and Mortgage Bankers Associations and is a member of the editorial advisory board for Real Estate Forum magazine.



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