Finance i Ohio
Brian Jones;Greystone

Greystone adds financing vet to Cleveland office

Greystone continued to expand its affordable housing finance division with the hire of Brian Jones as a managing director. Based in Greystone’s Cleveland, Ohio, office, Jones has more than 20 years of finance experience, particularly in affordable and seniors housing financing across local and national markets.

Finance N Illinois
Anne O’Connor;First Bank of Highland Park

First Bank of Highland Park adds Anne O’Connor as SVP

First Bank of Highland Park recently welcomed Anne O’Connor as senior vice president/commercial real estate, portfolio manager. In this role, she will be responsible for supporting First Bank of Highland Park’s growth by supervising the structuring and sourcing of loans originated by the commercial real estate team members.

Finance X Missouri
Annie Hsieh;ElmTree Funds

St. Louis' ElmTree hires EVP

Annie Hsieh has been hired as executive vice president of investor relations at St. Louis-based ElmTree Funds, LLC, a real estate private equity firm. In this role, she will be leading the firm’s capital raising and investor relations functions.

Finance N Illinois

Orix Corporation acquires NXT Capital

Dallas-based ORIX Corporation USA has acquired NXT Capital Inc. NXT Capital will continue to operate out of its Chicago headquarters as a subsidiary of ORIX, with Robert E. Radway remains in his role of Chairman and CEO. More than 115 NXT Capital employees will join the 900 employees who are already part of the ORIX USA Group and who span more than 30 offices across the U.S. and Brazil.

Finance N Illinois
Yianni Vitellas;National Equity Fund

National Equity Fund taps Yianni Vitellas for key role

National Equity Fund (NEF), a Chicago-based syndicator of the low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) program, recently hired Yianni Vitellas as vice president and relationship manager in its investor relations group. Vitellas will report to Reena Bramblett, who was recently promoted to senior vice president of equity placement.

Finance N Illinois
Chicago's Logan Crossing multifamily development acquires financing

Chicago's Logan Crossing multifamily development acquires financing

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced joint venture equity financing for the development of Logan’s Crossing, a 220-unit, luxury mid-rise apartment building in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The HFF team arranged the joint venture equity partnership between the developer, Fifield Companies, and an institutional investor. The land seller, Terraco Real Estate, remains in the deal as a co-developer.

Finance Midwest
Matthew Rocco;Grandbridge Real Estate Capital

Grandbridge names Rocco president

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital announced Matthew G. Rocco has been named president and will continue to serve as national production manager, overseeing the company’s national loan origination platform. In his new role as president, he will take on additional leadership responsibilities from a corporate perspective and will be responsible for not only Grandbridge’s overall loan origination efforts, but also the company’s agency underwriting (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA) and balance sheet closing groups.