Greystone has appointed George Kenny as managing director of institutional sales for the firm’s lending operations. In his newly created role at the company’s New York headquarters, Kenny will drive increased debt origination among institutional clients, including REITs, hedge funds, money managers, insurance companies and family offices.
Kenny brings three decades of mortgage and securitization experience to Greystone. Prior to joining the company, he held the position of head of new business development for real estate investing and servicing at Starwood Property Trust. Before that, he was head of Americas mortgage and securitized product sales at UBS. He also spent two years at Bank of America and 15 years at Merrill Lynch.
The company is expanding its lending capacity across a range of platforms including FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bridge, and CMBS. Kenny will report to Chip Hudson, head of production for conventional and affordable agency loans.
“Greystone’s growing full-service commercial real estate finance platform can serve an investor of any size across a range of asset classes, and with increased deal activity occurring particularly in the REIT sector, George’s expertise will propel Greystone to the forefront of that client base’s needs,” Hudson said in a prepared statement.