CCRE Bolsters Loan Origination Teams in the Southeast and Southwest Region

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NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CCRE, a fully-integrated commercial real estate finance company, today announced the expansion of its real estate finance team with the appointment Steve Williams and Robert Krenek as Managing Directors. Mr. Williams will focus on expanding CCRE's loan origination platform in the Southeast region and will be based in the firm's Atlanta office. Mr. Krenek will focus on loan origination in the Southwest region and will be based in Dallas. Both regions report to Peter Scola, Co-Head of Origination and Capital Markets of CCRE.

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"We are pleased to welcome Steve and Robert, two highly respected and connected professionals in the industry to our growing platform," said Anthony Orso, Chief Executive Officer of CCRE. "With an already established footprint through 10 regional offices, we look forward to further expanding our presence in the Southeast and Southwest regions. CCRE has quickly become a leading firm in loan origination and securitization, and anticipate Steve and Robert's breadth of contacts and knowledge of the market will further enhance the services we offer to clients."

"Steve and Robert have tremendous experience in the commercial real estate industry. Their appointments demonstrate our commitment to hiring high caliber talent and growing the firm's origination platform in Atlanta, Dallas and surrounding regions," added Mr. Scola.

Mr. Williams was previously Vice President with ING Investment Management, responsible for both balance sheet and CMBS loan origination in Texas and the Western U.S.  Earlier, he held senior positions at JP Morgan, GE Real Estate, Bank of America Securities and First Union Real Estate Capital Markets. Mr. Williams holds a B.A. from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

Mr. Krenek previously served as a Director at Wells Fargo Bank, where he worked in the problem loan resolution group after serving as a Director in Wachovia Bank's capital markets group originating CMBS and balance sheet loans in the Southwest. Before that, he served as Vice President at Deutsche Bank.  Mr. Krenek holds a B.A. from the University of Houston.

In addition to Atlanta and Dallas, CCRE also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

About CCRE

CCRE is a fully-integrated commercial real estate finance company providing innovative financing solutions to the real estate capital markets. CCRE originates competitively underwritten fixed- and floating-rate mortgages and mezzanine loans secured by diverse asset types in most major U.S. markets. CCRE is capitalized by strong institutional sponsorship including affiliates of CIM Group and Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., and is led by an experienced team of real estate professionals with extensive track records originating, structuring, managing and distributing commercial real estate loans in various economic cycles. For more information, visit www.ccre.com.

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