Ladder Capital Finance Holdings, a New York-based commercial real estate specialty finance company, has appointed Thomas Harney as head of Merchant Banking & Capital Markets to lead Ladder Capital's newly-created Capital Markets/M&A Group.

With more than 25 years of experience in real estate and capital markets, including serving as senior managing director and co-head of real estate investment banking at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. Harney has completed over $70 billion in real estate M&A and capital markets transactions during the span of his career.

Harney will be joined by Summer Nemeth, who has been appointed as a director of capital markets for the new Capital Markets/M&A Group.

Nemeth worked extensively with Harney at Bear Stearns.

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