Experience measured in decades

NorthMarq’s executive leaders boast decades of experience in commercial real estate, and they use that experience to support borrowers, advise producers and brokers, and quantify lenders’ expectations. They believe leadership is best done by getting out of the way and letting talented people do great work. Meet our executive leaders:

Leadership

Jeffrey Weidell

Chief Executive Officer

NorthMarq Capital

One Sansome Street

Suite 2950

San Francisco, CA 94104

jweidell@NorthMarq.com

T 650.581.1596

F 415.433.1429

Jeffrey Weidell became CEO of NorthMarq in 2020, after serving as president since 2013. As president, he led many company’s initiatives, including an industry-leading associate producer program, the launch of the investment sales business, growth in debt production, and expansion of the equity advisory business.

He became president in 2013, after serving as managing director of the San Francisco office since 2000. He was one of its most successful mortgage bankers, where his track record included arranging debt and equity financing through life companies, pension funds, agency debt and a host of other bank and CMBS sources. Deal sizes were typically $20 - $200M and covered a variety of property types and deal structures.

Prior to joining NorthMarq, Jeff was an accomplished producer with Trowbridge, Kieselhorst & Company & Co., which was acquired by NorthMarq in 2000.

Jeffrey is an active member of the MBA, the NAIOP and NMHC, and is a certified mortgage banker (CMB). He currently serves on the MBA’s COMBOG and the Silicon Valley NAIOP Board. He is a past president of the Bay Area Mortgage Association. Jeff holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Travis Krueger

Chief Operating Officer

NorthMarq Capital

3500 American Blvd West

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55431

tkrueger@northmarq.com

T 952.837.8701

F 952.356.0097

Since early 2019, Travis has been responsible for oversight of information technology, loan servicing, and corporate finance and accounting as Chief Administrative Officer. He is also responsible for evaluating and executing NorthMarq’s merger and acquisition activity, which has included more than ten transactions and expansion into multifamily investment sales. As part of the executive leadership team, he has worked to grow the firm to more than 550 employees, in nearly 40 offices, with a loan servicing portfolio exceeding $57 billion.

He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of NorthMarq and the other Pohlad-owned commercial real estate services companies from 2013-2018, and as Managing Director-Finance and Administration from 2012 – 2013.

Before he joined NorthMarq, Travis spent 13 years in public accounting, including approximately 12 years with McGladrey, where he served for six years as director. In that role, he was responsible for delivering a wide variety of assurance services to the financial services industry, including mortgage banking, community banking, investment companies, broker-dealers, and other specialty financial services companies including those involved in factoring, leasing, and asset based lending.

Travis received a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of North Dakota, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jay Donaldson

President – NorthMarq’s Fannie Mae and FHA Platforms

NorthMarq Capital

8300 Douglas Avenue

Suite 650

Dallas, TX 75225-5603

jdonaldson@northmarq.com

T 301.718.6678

F 301.654.2402

Jay Donaldson oversees the production and underwriting of NorthMarq’s more than $2 billion Fannie Mae and FHA platforms, which employ more than 60 employees. As a member of the company’s Executive Committee, he leads the collaboration among production offices and the Fannie Mae and FHA/HUD platforms, driving a 25 percent annual increase in transaction volume.

Prior to joining NorthMarq, he was COO for AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance, which was acquired by NorthMarq in 2015. Over Jay’s 20-year career in lending, he has worked with a variety of product types including agency products, CMBS, bridge, mezzanine, and preferred equity on all types of commercial real estate. He has experience in every discipline of lending from origination to credit to capital markets.

Jay is actively involved in the commercial real estate industry, including serving on the MBA's CREF D&I Task Force. He is a member of MBA's MORPAC Steering Committee, previously serving as Vice-Chair of MORPAC, and the Fannie Mae DUS Advisory Council, while previously serving as the chairman of the Multifamily Committee for the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Outside of his work obligations, Jay owns Lucky Buck Productions, a production company and recording label supporting a variety of emerging artists.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Texas Tech University. He is married with two children and lives in Dallas.

Trevor Koskovich

President - Investment Sales

NorthMarq Capital

3131 East Camelback Road

Suite 415

Phoenix, AZ 85016

tkoskovich@northmarq.com

T 602.952.4040

F 602.954.6168

Trevor leads NorthMarq’s Investment Sales business, which started in 2018 and now offers services across the U.S. from nearly 20 markets. He is responsible for growing the platform to nearly $7 billion in transaction volume and more than 100 brokers and support staff, collaborating with debt and equity producers to bring innovative capital approaches for clients. In addition to leading the day-to-day operations and the continued Investment Sales expansion, he leads the industry’s first Built-to-Rent team, and NorthMarq’s specialty practice for Institutional Advisory.

With more than 20 years as an investment advisor, multifamily broker, and CRE expert, Trevor brings deep insights to NorthMarq’s clients, offering perspectives for investment sales opportunities, and raising equity for new construction and value-add multifamily projects across the county.

Before joining NorthMarq, he operated the No. 1 multifamily investment sales team within Colliers International based in Phoenix and transacting throughout the greater Southwest. He was also recognized as the top producer in Phoenix and a top producer in all product types internationally. With his in-depth experience in the negotiation and successful completion of complex real estate transactions, he provided private client groups, equity partners, and REITs with a thorough economic analysis to guide them towards informed real estate decisions.

Trevor is known as an industry expert, frequently contributing his expertise at industry events and interviews with publications. His transaction success has garnered recognition as a CoStar Power Broker since 2012.

He is a graduate of Arizona State University, a full member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Multifamily Housing Council, and is a licensed pilot.

Jeffrey Erxleben

Executive Vice President - Executive Managing Director

NorthMarq Capital

8300 Douglas Avenue

Suite 650

Dallas, TX 75225-5603

jerxleben@NorthMarq.com

T 972.455.1934

F 972.392.3367

Jeff is responsible for oversight of NorthMarq’s Debt and Equity platform, which spans the U.S. in 40 regional offices. He collaborates with NorthMarq’s Investment Sales and Loan Servicing to deliver market-leading solutions across the capital markets. As a member of the executive committee focused on integration and growth, Jeff heads NorthMarq’s Associate Producer Program, an industry-pioneering program instrumental in the development of emerging leaders throughout the company.

Jeff brings more than 20 years of experience in the capital markets, advising clients on a wide range of joint venture equity, structured finance, and core debt strategies. His capital relationships span the full spectrum of the market from his previous experience as a member of Fannie Mae’s Originator Subcommittee, Freddie Mac’s Seller Servicer Advisory Board, and his current advisory role with several major correspondent life companies. Jeff has also served as past chair of the Mortgage Bankers Association Originator Council and is an active member within National Multifamily Housing Council.

Jeff is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he is actively involved in the Folsom Institute for Real Estate and SMU’s Life After Ball program.

Patrick S. Minea

Executive Vice President - Executive Managing Director

NorthMarq Capital

3500 American Blvd West

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55431

pminea@NorthMarq.com

T 952.356.0111

F 952.356.0097

Patrick joined NorthMarq as a producer in 1992 and was promoted to Managing Director of the Minneapolis office in 1997. In 2021, he was promoted to Executive Vice President/Executive Managing Director, serving on the company's Executive Committee, where he is involved in leadership of the company's growth in its three business lines: Debt and Equity, Investments Sales, and Loan Servicing. In addition, he provides oversight of NorthMarq's local debt and equity offices, co-leads the Production Committee and the Equity Advisors Group. He joined the Executive Committee in 2017, when he was promoted to Regional Managing Director/Executive Vice President.

He is a proven producer who is experienced in all areas of debt and equity finance, specializing in structured debt, joint-venture equity, and traditional debt, transacting in multiple markets over his more than 25 years of production. 

Patrick is a member of the Minnesota MultiHousing Association, Minnesota Shopping Center Association, Urban Land Institute and the Mortgage Bankers Association. He was treasurer of the Minnesota NAIOP chapter for two years and served on the NAIOP-MN Board for three years. Prior to joining NMC in 1992, Minea was employed with GMAC Mortgage. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Saint John’s University.

John Bradshaw

Executive Vice President - Regional Managing Director

NorthMarq Capital

4525 S. Wasatch Blvd.

Suite 335

Salt Lake City, UT 84124

jbradshaw@northmarq.com

T 801.273.4100

F 801.273.4109

John Bradshaw joined NorthMarq in 2017 as senior vice president/managing director of the Salt Lake City regional office following the company’s acquisition of his firm, Western Realty Capital Advisors. In addition to leading the Salt Lake City office since 1996, he has also handled origination of approximately $2 billion in income property loans as a mortgage banker with correspondent lenders, insurance companies, banks, Wall Street firms, and other financial institutions, and as a commercial bank real estate loan officer. He’s also negotiated and sold approximately $100 million of institutional properties and joint ventures.

John has more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry, beginning in 1983. His experience includes roles as vice president at BFD, analyst for Madison Realty Advisors, professor of Finance at University of Utah, vice president at Security Pacific Commercial Mortgage/Rainier Mortgage Company, and principal/cofounder at North Coast Mortgage Company.

John has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Utah and an M.B.A from Brigham Young University. He’s licensed as a real estate broker and is currently a part of the Mortgage Bankers Association. John is active in his local church and community affairs.

Nancy Ferrell

Executive Vice President - Regional Managing Director

NorthMarq Capital

2330 W Joppa Road

Suite 200

Lutherville, MD 21093

nferrell@NorthMarq.com

T 410.296.0703

F 410.321.8049

At NorthMarq, Nancy serves as senior vice president/managing director of the Baltimore regional office. She is responsible for the generation of commercial mortgage debt and equity placement along with the development of lender and commercial product sources.

Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. She began her career as assistant vice president in the corporate banking group of Equitable Bank. Next, she transitioned to Legg Mason Real Estate Services (LMRES) in 1986. Nancy joined NorthMarq in 2003 when NorthMarq acquired the mortgage banking division of LMRES.

Nancy has a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Delaware with post graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of NAIOP, CREW and ICSC. Nancy has served on a few internal NorthMarq Committees.  She is a current trustee for The Bryn Mawr School, chair of the Buildings & Grounds Committee and member of the Executive Committee.  Nancy was a long term board member and past board president for the House of Ruth Maryland and also served as co-Commissioner for Towsontowne Girls Lacrosse Rec Council programs 2004-2009. Nancy was a founding member as well as co-chair of the NAIOP-MD Community Service Committee from 2005-2007.

Paul Cairns

SVP / Managing Director Capital Services

NorthMarq Capital

3500 American Blvd West

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55431

pcairns@NorthMarq.com

T 952.356.0083

F 952.356.0097

Paul joined NorthMarq in 1998 after working in the title insurance industry. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota - Morris. Paul is the senior vice president and managing director of NorthMarq Capital Services and the Defeasance Services program and is responsible for the Freddie Mac program nationally. NorthMarq has originated over $25 Billion of Freddie Mac loans since the mid 1990’s. Additionally, he has served on Freddie Mac Servicing and Targeted Affordable Housing Advisory Councils and was the recipient of the NorthMarq 2015 Presidential Award of Excellence and the 2008 Freddie Mac Conventional Mortgage Partnership award.

Heidi Grange

Human Resources Officer

NorthMarq Capital

3500 American Blvd West

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55431

hgrange@northmarq.com

T 952.767.8894

F 952.356.0097

Heidi Grange leads human resources for NorthMarq and is a member of the company’s senior leadership team. She joined NorthMarq in 2020 and is responsible for all aspects of the HR function, including talent acquisition and management, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy, and the overall employee experience.

Heidi has more than 20 years of human resources experience, including various business partner and HR leadership roles in large and smaller organizations. Prior to joining NorthMarq, she spent most of her career at Thomson Reuters. While at Thomson Reuters, was an HR leader involved in M&A activity, change and transformation initiatives, talent and succession planning, and DEI. Most recently, Heidi was the SVP of HR at an engineering and manufacturing firm in the medical device industry located in the Minneapolis area.

Heidi is an active member of the local MSP HR community, serving on the Board of HR Executive Forum (HREF) and involved in various HR professional groups. She has a BA in Psychology and MS in Human Resources Development and Training.

Bert Libke

SVP / Managing Director - Servicing

NorthMarq Capital

3500 American Blvd West

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55431

blibke@northmarq.com

T 952.837.8776

F 952.356.0097

Bert Libke, Senior Vice President/Managing Director of Servicing; is responsible for Loan Administration (New Loan Boarding, Project Management, Records Management, and Compliance), Investor Reporting, and Escrow (Insurance and Tax) departments. After graduating from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business, Bert was an auditor with a regional CPA firm. In 1993 he joined NorthMarq as a Commercial Mortgage Analyst and then as Manager of Asset Management team. Starting in 2002 Bert served as Director of Servicing at Glaser Financial/MMA Financial until he re-joined NorthMarq in October 2005 as manager of Escrow Administration. Additional leadership responsibilities were added over the years before being named Managing Director in 2014.

Martha Nevanen

SVP - Director of Marketing & Communications

NorthMarq Capital

3500 American Blvd West

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55431

mnevanen@northmarq.com

T 952.837.8772

F 952.356.0097

Martha Nevanen leads corporate communications and marketing communications for NorthMarq and is a member of the company’s senior leadership team. She and her team manage and execute media relations, social media, marketing, brand strategy, graphic design, and digital communications services to support the company’s strategic business objectives and its 37 offices.  

With more than 20 years of marketing communications experience in all facets of commercial real estate, she has provided leadership and strategy in brand management, employee communications, and media relations through numerous rebranding, mergers/acquisitions, and changes in business strategy.

From 2008-2017, Martha managed marketing communications for multiple commercial real estate firms owned by the Pohlad Companies, including NorthMarq, United Properties, RJM Construction, and Cushman & Wakefield’s Minnesota, Nevada, Utah, and Washington operations. From 2002-2008, Martha served as director of marketing communications for United Properties.
 
Previous experience
Prior to joining United Properties in 2002, she worked in corporate communications and marketing communications at The St. Paul Companies (now Travelers). She also led implementation communications for vehicle emissions testing programs in Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.  She also has experience as a writer/editor for a manufacturing company, a large paper mill, and a reporter and photographer for a daily newspaper.

Community Involvement and Professional Recognition
Martha currently serves on the Board of Directors for Aeon, an affordable housing developer and investor in the Twin Cities. In 2013, Martha joined the Commercial Real Estate Diversity Collaborative, leading the communications efforts of the industry organization. For ten years, she volunteered on a special events committee for CornerHouse, a non-profit serving abused children.

For more than 20 years, Martha served in a variety of leadership roles with IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), including as the Pacific Plains Regional Board Chair and for three years on board of directors; and as President and five-year board member of IABC’s Minnesota Chapter. She has received four IABC’s Silver Quill and Bronze Quill awards in recognition of high-level communications strategy and execution.

In 2020, she was selected for Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's Women in Business. She's also been named to Midwest Real Estate News’ Top Women in Real Estate. Martha received the IABC-Minnesota President’s Award in 2008, NorthMarq’s President’s Award in 2009, and The St. Paul Company’s Chairman’s Award in 2000.

Martha earned her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

Shawn Power

SVP / Managing Director of Finance & Accounting

NorthMarq Capital

3500 American Blvd West

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55431

spower@northmarq.com

T 952.837.8761

F 952.356.0097

Dan Ritch

SVP / Chief Information Officer

NorthMarq Capital

3500 American Blvd West

Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55431

dritch@northmarq.com

T 952.767.8890

F 952.356.0097

Daniel Ritch joined NorthMarq in 2019 as Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer, where he is responsible for the creation of our digital platforms, cybersecurity, infrastructure, software development, and business process alignment.

He has a proven 20-year track record in aligning information technology and business processes to meet corporate strategic goals that meet/exceed the proposed return on investment and drive customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining NorthMarq, he spent nearly five years with Honeywell in its Building Solutions business, where he led the integration and development of the Connected Services platform. Prior to Honeywell, he worked for Dura, Magna Powertrain, Crane Co, IBM, and Dell, where he developed technology solutions to support business growth through progressive responsibility at each firm.

He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science, and Walsh College with a Master’s of Science, Management degree. He also holds a Project Management Professional certification and has achieved the Certified Information Executive (CIE) certification at the University of South Carolina, Upstate.

Outside of work, he serves on the board of the Twin Cities CIO Leadership Association and volunteers as a head youth basketball coach.