Situated at New York City and led by Brooke Cianfichithe Corporate Real Estate Innovation Office (CRE) brings a wide range of expertise to the financing of the CRE

BUFFALO, NY, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — M&T has launched its new Commercial Real Estate Innovation Office, an integrated team focused on creating end-to-end solutions for commercial real estate (CRE) customers. The CRE Innovation Office aims to creatively connect financial products to customer needs, including various types of CRE loans, debt capital markets, and agency and insurance company placements.

The CRE Innovation Office, led by Brooke Cianfichi, will tackle the creation of new CRE solutions, aiming in particular to integrate strategic third-party capital for the benefit of customers. M&T has hired three executives based in New York City to support this effort. Notably, M&T Realty Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of M&T, is authorized to make loans under the Agency’s three programs: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD.

“M&T ​​has deep experience in the commercial real estate space, and the Office of Innovation marks our commitment to continuing the expansion of diverse commercial real estate solutions,” said Pierre d’Arcy, Head of Commercial Banking, M&T Bank. “This is a substantial opportunity to build on our already strong capabilities in this area and it further complements M&T’s reliable, forward-thinking approach to exceeding customer expectations.”

“Often when a client approaches a large financial organization, they may feel isolated in one group or another, with those groups not communicating effectively,” Cianfichi said. “At M&T, we recognize the value of connecting the customer to what they need in a coordinated way, as a trusted advisor providing a creative solution.”

Cianfichi, Executive Vice President, brings to the role nearly 20 years of experience in banking, sales, real estate finance and fundraising, as well as a forward-looking vision and customer focused. As head of the CRE segment covering strategy for M&T $48 billion CRE Debt Commitments and creator of the CRE Innovation Office, she is responsible for overseeing the development of new capital solutions in commercial real estate for new and existing clients.

Three new recruits with deep and varied backgrounds in business real estate have just joined the CRE’s innovation office.

Lopa Kolluri, Senior Vice President, comes to M&T from HUD, where she served as the head of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) overseeing $1.2 trillion in insured mortgages and managing 2,800 employees. With over 25 years of experience in affordable housing and community and economic development in the public and private sectors,

Kolluri will lead the CRE Innovation Office’s “Strategy + Build” approach as Business Strategy Senior Manager, drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience in executive-level management of funding policy, operations and transactions. housing.

Laura Murphy, senior vice president, joins from TF Cornerstone, where she was responsible for all debt capital market activities across the company, including mortgage financing for development projects, acquisitions and existing properties, as well as corporate facilities and lines of credit. As Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Murphy will focus on executing new solutions.

Ashley Mitchell, vice president and senior business segment support analyst, will focus on improving business efficiency, building revenue-generating initiatives, and helping to evolve the business for the future. Mitchell most recently played a key role on People’s United Bank’s CRE strategy team.

“In conclusion, we understand the customer well because many of us have been customers before,” Cianfichi said. “Customer needs drive our priorities today and tomorrow.”

About M&T

M&T Bank Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. M&T’s principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, provides banking products and services in 12 states in the eastern United States, from Maine at Virginia and washington d.c. Trust-related services are provided in certain markets in the United States and abroad by affiliates of M&T’s Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank.

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About M&T Realty Capital Corporation

M&T Realty Capital Corporation® (www.mtrcc.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of M&T Bank Corporation, one of the 20 largest commercial banking holding companies headquartered in the United States, and has one of the ten largest commercial real estate loan portfolios in the country, according to American Banker. As a full-service mortgage banking company, we specialize in providing nationwide competitive financing for commercial real estate. We are a fully Accredited Fannie Mae DUS® Lender, Freddie Mac Optigo® Lender, FHA/HUD MAP and LEAN Approved Lender, and also provide financing to Life Insurance Companies and CMBS through correspondent relationships. In addition to the M&T Bank offices below, MTRCC is also closely aligned with the M&T Commercial Bank offices at Florida, Oregonand Washington.

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