Greystone, a real estate lending, investment, and advisory company, today announced that George C. Kenny has been named Managing Director, Institutional Sales for the firm’s lending operations. Mr. Kenny brings three decades of mortgage and securitization experience to Greystone as it expands its lending capacity across a range of platforms including FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bridge, and CMBS.
In this newly-created role, Mr. Kenny will drive increased debt origination among institutional clients, including REITs, hedge funds, money managers, insurance companies, and family offices. Mr. Kenny is based in Greystone’s New York headquarters, and reports to Chip Hudson, head of production for Conventional and Affordable Agency loans at Greystone.
“George’s impressive credentials will be an asset as we focus on institutional-level deal expansion,” said Mr. Hudson. “Greystone’s growing full-service commercial real estate finance platform can serve an investor of any size across a range of asset classes, and with increased deal activity occurring particularly in the REIT sector, George’s expertise will propel Greystone to the forefront of that client base’s needs.”
Mr. Kenny joins Greystone from Starwood Property Trust, where he served as Head of New Business Development for Real Estate Investing and Servicing. Prior to Starwood, Mr. Kenny was Head of Americas Mortgage & Securitized Product Sales at UBS. He also spent 17 years at Bank of America / Merrill Lynch beginning in 1992 with roles including Head of Americas Rates Sales, Head of Americas Mortgage Sales, Co-Head of Credit HF Sales, and Head of Mortgage Origination Sales. Mr. Kenny also served in fixed income roles at Braver Stern and Moore & Schley, and in Portfolio Management at Lord Abbett & Company.