March 11, 2016
New York-based Pillar is ramping up its CMBS originations operations by adding Brent Wessel, a CRE finance and conduit lending veteran. The direct lender for multifamily and healthcare properties is a Guggenheim Partners affiliate.
During his career, Wessel’s been involved in completing more than $20 billion in real estate transactions nationally, including multi-market portfolios, as well as single Class A, B, and C assets for both securitization and portfolio lending. Based in Pillar’s Irvine office, his focus is on loan originations for multifamily, retail, self-storage, industrial, and office property types.
Prior to joining Pillar, Wessel was Red Capital Group’s managing director for the West Region, and previously held roles with RBC Capital Markets and GE Capital.