St Paul, Minn.—Oak Grove Capital, a national provider of real estate financial services, announced that Ryan Cahalan has joined the St. Paul-based mortgage lender as a vice president. Cahalan will focus on new loan originations and will expand Oak Grove’s presence in the Chicago market and throughout the Midwest. He will also assist senior management in evaluating alternative investment opportunities for the firm.
Cahalan spent four years in loan originations between Holiday Fenoglio Fowler and PPM America, where he played a critical role in the origination of over $1 billion in loans. Immediately prior to joining Oak Grove Capital, Cahalan was vice president of acquisitions for Levin Realty Advisors, where he oversaw every aspect of the acquisition process for over 5,600 units of multifamily housing with a total capitalization of almost $600 million. Cahalan earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin with a concentration in real estate and entrepreneurship.