Robert Russell Joins Greystone as Head of CMBS Production and Managing Director of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Originations
July 16, 2013
Greystone today announced it has appointed Robert Russell as the Head of CMBS Production and Managing Director for the firm’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac platform. He will report to Joe Mosley, Executive Managing Director of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lending.
In this newly created position, Russell will coordinatethe firm’s production of CMBS loans and originate multifamily Fannie Mae andFreddie Mac loans for Greystone’s agency platform. He will be based in the NewYork City office.
“Robert’s experience working with Fannie Mae and FreddieMac, coupled with his unparalleled creativity and knowledge of the industry, isa fantastic addition to Greystone,” said Mosley. “Robert will play a key rolein our organization as we continue to expand our offerings, and we are thrilledto welcome him to the team.”
Russell brings more than 15 years of real estate experience to Greystone and has executed transactions in excess of $6 billion throughout his distinguished career. Previously, Russell was the Chief Production Officer at Pillar Multifamily, LLC and served as a Managing Director at Wachovia Securities, where his duties included originating and structuringdebt/preferred equity transactions in the United States, and establishing Wachovia’s lending operations in Canada. He has also held similar positions at Credit Suisse, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Nomura Asset Capital Corporation.
Russell holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and a Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont.