Northmarq’s Long Island office welcomes Bob Bernard as senior vice president

Bob Bernard
Senior Vice President, Debt & Equity

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (July 24, 2023) — Northmarq’s Long Island office has announced the addition of Bob Bernard as senior vice president of Debt & Equity. Bernard is responsible for arranging debt and equity commercial real estate financing through Northmarq’s varied lending sources.

“I’m excited to play a part in the expansion of Northmarq’s Debt & Equity office on Long Island,” Bernard said. “My clients will benefit from Northmarq’s great reputation in providing top-notch financing solutions.”

Bernard has over 35 years in commercial real estate (CRE) and has developed close relationships with clients and CRE owners. Before Northmarq, Bernard managed CRE lending teams at ConnectOne Bank, Sterling Bank (now Webster Bank), North Fork Bank and its acquirer Capital One Bank, and CFS Bank (now known as Flagstar).

Bernard obtained a master’s degree in finance and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. John’s University in Jamaica, N.Y. He is on the board of directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island and is a former board member of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University. He is currently involved in several real estate trade organizations including Long Island Builder’s Institute, Association for a Better Long Island and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

“We wanted to add a new producer to our Long Island team for some time,” said Ernie DesRochers, senior vice president — managing director at the New York metropolitan office. “Bob brings years of experience to Northmarq, and we are eager to get him fully integrated into our platform as we continue to expand coverage in the New York City region."