New York-based commercial real estate (CRE) finance firm Ladder Capital Finance Holdings appointed Michael Mazzei as president.

Mazzei has over 25 years of experience in CRE and capital markets and joins Ladder from his latest post at Bank of America, where he was managing director and global head of the CMBS and bank loan syndications groups. 

Before BofA, Mazzei was head of CMBS and CRE debt markets at Barclays Capital and was a founding head of the CMBS practice at Lehman Brothers in the late 1980s.

Mazzei will play a key role at Ladder as it continues to develop its securitization platform and expand its asset management business.

Co-founder Greta Guggenheim will become chief investment officer, focusing on the company’s origination, investment and distribution activities.

To date, Ladder has originated $2.6 billion of loans and contributed more than $1.7 billion to six CMBS transactions.

  

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