Greystone Adds Two Senior Originators to CMBS Lending Team in Philadelphia and New York

NEW YORK, May 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greystone, a real estate lending, investment and advisory company, announced two new executives have joined its CMBS lending team. Harris Heller, a Managing Director based in Philadelphia, and Nicholas Diamond, a Director based in New York, both report to Robert Russell, head of CMBS production at Greystone.

Mr. Heller joins from RAIT Financial Trust, where he most recently served as a Managing Director. He has specialized in fixed and floating rate loan originations since 2013, sourcing more than $400 million in deal volume. At Greystone, Mr. Heller will focus on CMBS, Bridge and Agency lending for owners of all property types.

Mr. Diamond joins Greystone from Pillar Multifamily, where he was a Vice President and Underwriter for two years. He also served as a Managing Partner at beverage start-up Riazul, and prior to that he spent six years at Credit Suisse in the Real Estate Structured Finance Group. At Greystone, Mr. Diamond will focus on CMBS as well as Agency lending platforms such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

“As market dynamics continue to change, we want to ensure Greystone is able to provide a range of financing solutions for property owners to acquire or refinance and optimize their holdings across all regions and assets classes,” said Mr. Russell. “Both Harris and Nick bring complementary skills in loan origination to support the continued growth of our CMBS, Agency, and portfolio lending capabilities, and we are thrilled they have joined the team," he added.

About Greystone
Greystone is a real estate lending, investment and advisory company based in New York. Our range of services includes commercial lending across a variety of platforms such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CMBS, FHA, USDA, bridge and proprietary loan products. Loans are offered through Greystone Servicing Corporation, Inc., Greystone Funding Corporation and/or other Greystone affiliates. For more information, visit


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