SAN DIEGO (February 21, 2017) – NorthMarq Capital’s President William Ross was presented by MBA Chairman Rodrigo Lopez with the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Distinguished Service Award at the Association’s 27th annual CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo held in San Diego, California. The MBA created this award to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the commercial/multifamily real estate finance industry and to the Mortgage Bankers Association and is the highest honor an individual can receive from his or her fellow MBA members.
“It is with great pleasure for me to honor my friend and colleague William Ross with the Distinguished Service Award. He has been associated with the mortgage banking business for more than 40 years and during that time, has always been very supportive of various MBA Education programs and he recently chaired the COMBOG Nominating Committee, a significant annual initiative,” Lopez said. “During a previous phase in my career, I had the pleasure of recognizing him, two different times, as the Mortgage Banker of the Year.”
“I have always found the MBA to be a critical part of my success in the mortgage banking industry and am truly honored for this recognition. It is even more meaningful to receive it from Rodrigo, who is a long-time friend and valued colleague,” said Ross.
Ross joined NorthMarq Capital in 2009 and has been associated with the mortgage banking business in Dallas since 1976 when he began his career at Bright Mortgage Company. In 1989, he was a founding principal of Keystone Mortgage, which was sold in 2001 to Capmark Finance (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage). As executive vice president at Capmark Finance, he managed the company’s nationwide mortgage banking network.
Ross is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and real estate from Southern Methodist University. He is a licensed real estate broker in Texas and previously served the executive council of the real estate finance and investment center at the University of Texas. He has also served on numerous life company correspondent advisory councils including Aegon USA Realty Advisors, Allstate Insurance Company and Nationwide Life Insurance Company.
To be considered, the nominee must be associated with an MBA member firm, have a record of long, sustained, and extraordinary service to the MBA and the industry, and have a strong reputation for ethical and professional conduct.
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