News Release 11/ 26/ 2018

NorthMarq Capital Adds CRE Equity Expert Andy Murray in New York City regional office

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 26, 2018) – NorthMarq Capital, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced that Andy Murray, a structured finance expert with more than 30 years of experience placing institutional and private equity in commercial real estate projects, has joined NorthMarq Capital as senior vice president/senior director in the company’s New York City office.

“Andy’s extensive equity background adds yet another dimension to the already diverse mix in our office. Our team has closed billions in debt deals up and down the capital stack. He’ll make us better…and hopefully we’ll do the same for him,” said Craig Bjornsund, senior vice president/managing director. Bjornsund co-manages the New York City office with Ernest DesRochers, senior vice president/managing director.

Andy’s diverse equity experience ranges from Summer Street Advisors where he was managing director with responsibility for CRE principal investment in debt and equity, CRE capital markets, structured finance, and equity capital raising with institutional and private investors to TH Henderson (Nuveen) where he supported the $15 B of CRE Managed Accounts business, overseeing client investments in private CRE debt and equity. He also spent 12 years with Lehman Brothers, where he focused on CRE structured finance deal originations of more than $4 billion with some of the firm’s most important clients.

Andy has been an active member of PREA, CREFC, ICSC and ULI, as well as a guest lecturer for students at NYU, Georgetown, Cornell and Notre Dame.

About NorthMarq Capital
NorthMarq Capital, the largest privately held commercial real estate financial intermediary in the U.S., provides debt, equity and commercial loan servicing through over 300 mortgage banking professionals in regional offices coast-to-coast and services a loan portfolio of more than $52 billion.  In select markets, the company offers multifamily and manufactured housing investment sales through NorthMarq Multifamily. As a leader in capital solutions through long-term relationships with life companies, CMBS platforms and local, regional and national banks, the company also has a long track record of multifamily loan origination through Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHA/HUD. For more information please visit

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