Congratulations to Susan Branscome on being recognized by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum Magazine as a 2019 Rainmaker

Susan Branscome, senior vice president and managing director of our Cincinnati office, was named a 2019 Rainmaker by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum Magazine in its January/February edition. Branscome serves as one of only two women in the U.S. to have started their own mortgage banking firm. She founded Quest Commercial Capital in 1998, which she grew to $1 billion in loan servicing business and more than $3 billion in debt and equity transactions, before being acquired by NorthMarq in 2014.

With more than 40 years of lending and mortgage banking experience, Branscome has originated more than $3 billion in industry debt for all lender and property types. Leading NorthMarq’s Cincinnati and Louisville offices, she finds solutions to complex financial challenges, offering in-depth knowledge on real estate cycles and submarket strengths. She develops and nurtures long-term relationships with lenders, owners, developers and clients, while sourcing the most competitive loan terms in the marketplace.

Most recently, Branscome founded an organization called Leading She, which offers bi-weekly podcasts and online resources to support women in leadership positions within male-dominated industries. Recognized nationally as an industry expert, she continually writes articles for national publications and serves as a frequent speaker, sharing her perspective on commercial mortgage banking best practices.

GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum selects its Rainmakers based on their contributions to the industry, their success in loan production, and the innovation and best practices they have introduced to the business. See the full list of this year’s Rainmakers here

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