Miami, Florida (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
Jernigan Capital, a nationwide direct lender to the self-storage industry, announced today that Greg Ward has joined the company’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.
Ward has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate lending. Immediately prior to joining Jernigan Capital, Ward served at Wells Fargo most recently as Senior Vice-President.
“Greg’s impressive background in commercial real estate lending makes him a great fit for his new role at Jernigan Capital,” said Jernigan Capital President, Dean Jernigan. “We welcome him to our team and look forward to utilizing his considerable expertise as we grow our business.”
During his time with Wells Fargo, Ward provided debt to both public and private commercial real estate companies for all asset types, originating loans totaling several Billion dollars. Included in this experience were loans on hundreds of self-storage properties.
“I’m excited to join the executive team at Jernigan Capital under the leadership of self-storage industry leader Dean Jernigan,” said Ward. “I am impressed by the team’s dedication to solid strategic growth and I am excited to assist in that growth as CFO.”
Prior to Wells Fargo, Ward served as Vice President of commercial real estate lending at KeyBank, with roles in both Cleveland and Chicago. During this time, he originated loans totaling over $1 Billion.
In addition to his career in commercial real estate lending, Ward has been active in the Urban Land Institute and local community redevelopment efforts in Cleveland, serving in several Board roles, including Treasurer. He has also served as a mentor or guest-lecturer at several universities and colleges.
Ward completed a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. In addition, he holds a B.A. from Allegheny College in Economics and English and is a member of the college’s Alumni Council.
Ward will be based in Jernigan Capital’s finance office in Cleveland, Ohio.
About Jernigan Capital LLC:
Jernigan Capital is a nationwide direct lender to the self storage industry headquartered in Miami, Florida. Jernigan Capital provides development, acquisition and refinancing capital to the self-storage industry in top markets across the United States.
For more information on Jernigan Capital, please visit - http://www.jernigancapital.com
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