The rankings below are based on NREI's 21st annual top lender survey. They reflect total dollar volume financed in calendar year 2011. The numbers encompass direct loans, credit lines, CMBS loans and other forms of direct investment in the commercial real estate industry.

1. Wells Fargo
Financed in 2011: $43.66 billion
www.wellsfargo.com/realestate

2. PNC Real Estate
Financed in 2011: $11.01 billion
PH: 877.762.7775
www.pnc.com/realestate

3. MetLife
Financed in 2011: $11.00 billion
PH: 212.578.2211
www.metlife.com/realestate

4. Prudential Mortgage Capital Co.
Financed in 2011: $9.70 billion
PH: 888.263.6800
www.prumortgagecapital.com

5. J.P. Morgan
Financed in 2011: $8.00 billion
www.jpmorgan.com

6. Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM)
Financed in 2011: $7.60 billion
PH: 216.328.9700
www.samalliance.com

7. KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Financed in 2011: $7.29 billion
PH: 888.539.2221
www.key.com

8. CBRE Group Inc.
Financed in 2011: $6.14 billion
PH: 310.405.8900
www.cbre.com

9. Northwestern Mutual
Financed in 2011: $4.51 billion
PH: 414.665.2457
www.northwesternmutualrealestate.com

10. Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
Financed in 2011: $4.00 billion
PH: 860.509.2219
www.cornerstoneadvisers.com

11. Berkadia
Financed in 2011: $3.91 billion
PH: 800.446.2226
www.berkadia.com

12. NorthMarq Capital
Financed in 2011: $3.77 billion
PH: 952.356.0080
www.northmarq.com

13. CWCapital LLC
Financed in 2011: $3.67 billion
PH: 781.707.9300
www.cwcapital.com

14. Red Mortgage Capital LLC
Financed in 2011: $3.66 billion
PH: 800.837.5100
www.redcapitalgroup.com

15. Walker & Dunlop
Financed in 2011: $3.22 billion
PH: 301.215.5500
www.walkerdunlop.com

16. Natixis Real Estate Capital LLC
Financed in 2011: $3.11 billion
PH: 212.891.5700
www.re.natixis.com

17. Red Mortgage Capital LLC
Financed in 2011: $2.65 billion
PH: 800.837.5100
www.redcapitalgroup.com

18. Pacific Life Insurance Co.
Financed in 2011: $2.63 billion
www.pacificlife.com
19. Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
Financed in 2011: $2.47 billion
PH: 704.332.4454
www.gbrecap.com

20. Citi Community Capital
Financed in 2011: $2.29 billion
www.citicommunitycapital.com

21t. Starwood Property Trust
Financed in 2011: $2.10 billion
PH: 310.893.2777
www.starwoodpropertytrust.com

21t. Beech Street Capital
Financed in 2011: $2.10 billion
PH: 855.933.6667
www.beechstcap.com

23. ING Investment Management
Financed in 2011: $2.02 billion
PH: 770.690.4600
www.inginvestment.com

24. M&T Realty Capital Corp.
Financed in 2011: $1.80 billion
PH: 800.737.2344
www.mandtrealtycapital.com

25. Principal Real Estate Investors
Financed in 2011: $1.78 billion
PH: 800.533.1390
www.principalglobal.com