- Berkadia Adds John W. Bray to Atlanta Office
Former JLL Regional Managing Director to Grow Berkadia’s Southeast Mortgage Banking Footprint
Berkadia, an industry-leading commercial real estate services company, today announced the hiring of John W. Bray as senior managing director. Bray will be co-leading the growth of Berkadia’s production in the Atlanta market alongside Senior Managing Director Richard Levine, and will report into Warren Higgins, executive vice president and head of mortgage banking.
“John fortifies our already strong and knowledgeable mortgage banking team in Atlanta with his deep industry experience,” said Higgins. “This addition to our Atlanta office positions Berkadia and our clients to close more deals in the coming months and years.”
Bray brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience to Berkadia. Together with Levine, the pair will grow the Atlanta team’s mortgage banking group while providing clients and business partners alike with Berkadia’s best-in-class service. The team will focus on leveraging the firm’s integrated investment sales and servicing platforms.
According to Levine, “We believe that Berkadia Atlanta has the best functioning mortgage banking and investment sales platform in the industry. Adding a veteran like John positions us to serve more market share in this cycle and the next.”
Prior to joining Berkadia, Bray acted a regional managing director of JLL’s Atlanta Markets Capital Group. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.
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