The CRE Finance Council (CREFC) hired Martin Schuh to fill the newly created position of director, legislative and regulatory policy. The new hire is based in CREFC’s new Washington, DC office.

Schuh was hired to promote CREFC as the leading expert and voice of the commercial real estate (CRE) finance sector with members of Congress and Capitol Hill professionals, the administration and the regulatory agencies. Schuh’s priority will be to establish CREFC as the leading resource for commercial real estate finance policy and data for DC’s legislative and regulatory community.

“We’re excited to welcome Marty to the CREFC team,” said Steve Renna, chief executive officer of CREFC. “Marty’s recent Hill and Administration experience and the relationships he’s developed through those positions, coupled with his overall experience in finance and markets, will enable him to be a strong and immediate asset to our members.”

Schuh will serves as a complement to Mike Flood, vice president of legislative and regulatory policy, to advocate on behalf of CREFC member organizations.

“I welcome the opportunity to assist in furthering the CREFC mission to promote liquidity and sound underwriting for commercial real estate and to interact with policymakers as they address policies that impact the CRE finance markets,” Schuh said, 

Previously, Schuh was a professional staff member on the Special Committee on Aging for ranking member U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN). During his Senate stint, Schuh advised the senator and the Committee on diverse issues such as the economic effects of proposed legislation and regulation, securities provisions within banking reform as well as municipal finance, accounting and tax issues.

Before working with Corker, Schuh was a special assistant for the Department of Health and Human Services under the office of the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation. He also spent three years in the role of external affairs in the Atlanta and Washington offices of Affiliated Computer Services (now Xerox), and, before that, was treasurer of venture capital-backed health care startup CorSolutions of Rosemont, IL.

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