January 17, 2020
Gantry, the largest independent mortgage banking firm in the U.S., announced that Senior Director Brian Bonipart is taking on new responsibilities as a Principal of the firm. Bonipart, based in Seattle, joined Gantry in 2011 and has produced loans for a wide variety of Gantry’s lenders.
Prior to joining the firm, he spent 17 years with Seattle Mortgage in many areas of mortgage banking including production, servicing, and loan analysis. Bonipart‘s years as a commercial loan officer saw him originate permanent, bridge, and construction loans for many sources, including life companies, banks, and CMBS. Bonipart graduated from the University of Washington, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and a focus in finance.
Andrew Mekjavich, based in San Francisco, was also promoted from Senior Director to Principal. The pair will join and expand the current executive committee to 18, while continuing in the day‐to‐day structuring and placement of debt across the spectrum of commercial real estate asset classes.
Gantry’s Michael Heagerty says, “Gantry is a unique platform in commercial mortgage finance in that we are privately owned and managed by our now 18 partners who are all also direct producers. Andrew and Brian are strong additions to our management team, due to their client‐centric focus and top performing production as demonstrated over many years in the business. We look forward to their help in shaping the direction and growth of our company as valued members of the executive leadership team.”
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