Alliant Capital Appoints New SVP for Midwest Region

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorChicago–Alliant Capital LLC has named Aaron Abelson as senior vice president for its Chicago office, a role in which he hopes to elevate the company’s visibility in the Midwest region.In his new position, Abelson will manage the analysis, evaluation and origination of permanent, fixed-rate apartment loans utilizing the Fannie Mae DUS program for the Midwest region. He will be responsible for increasing Alliant Capital’s investor network through active referrals and client contacts primarily in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. “Abelson has extensive experience with the Fannie Mae DUS transactions,” says Byron Steenerson, president of Alliant Capital LLC. “His background in completing Fannie Mae sales transaction provides transparency and expertise to our DUS lending practices, providing a personal level of services to our clients.”Abelson has over 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate finance space with an extensive background working with apartment owners, national developers and private equity investment funds. In those 15 years, he has closed more than $850 million in new loan production in construction, bridge, conduit, mezzanine and life company business with a particular emphasis on financing via the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac platforms. “It is exciting to bring my multifamily background to Alliant Capital, one of the most recognized, personal and well-respected Fannie Mae DUS lenders in the industry,” says Abelson. Prior to joining Alliant Capital, Abelson served as senior vice president and Midwest regional manager for HSBC Bank USA N.A. As regional director for Arbor National Commercial Mortgage, he successfully built and managed the Chicago regional production office.