Editor's note: The following rankings are based on responses to NREI's 19th annual Top Lenders Survey and reflect total dollars financed or arranged in commercial real estate during the 2009 calendar year. In light of the tumultuous conditions in the financial markets and the commercial real estate industry, several major lenders and financial intermediaries chose not to participate in the survey, most notably Bank of America and GE Capital Real Estate.

TOP 20 DIRECT LENDERS

  1. Wells Fargo
    Financed in 2009: $26.3 billion

    420 Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Website: wellsfargo.com/realestate
    Officers: Ed Blakey, Head of Lending, Servicing and Trust; Larry Chapman, Head of Commercial Real Estate

  2. PNC Real Estate
    Financed in 2009: $8.5 billion

    One PNC Plaza, 249 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Phone: (877) 762-7775
    Website: www.pnc.com/realestate
    Officers: Diana Reid, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate; Amy Vargo, Senior Manager, Media Relations

  3. Deutsche Bank Commercial Real Estate
    Financed in 2009: $7.7 billion

    60 Wall Street
    New York, NY 10005
    Phone: (212) 250-2500
    Website: www.db.com\cre
    Officers: John Nacos, Global Head, Commercial Real Estate; Mark Landau, Head of CRE Banking, Americas; Susanne Roberts, Vice President, Marketing Coordinator

  4. Prudential Mortgage Capital Co.
    Financed in 2009: $5.8 billion

    100 Mulberry St., 8th Floor GC4
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Phone: (888) 263-6800
    Website: www.prumortgagecapital.com
    Officers: David Twardock, President; Kristine Miechowicki, Director of Marketing

  5. MetLife Real Estate Investments
    Financed in 2009: $3.9 billion

    10 Park Ave.
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    Phone: (973) 355-4000
    Website: www.metlife.com/realestate
    Officers: Robert R. Merck, Head of Real Estate Investments; Mark H. Wilsmann, Head of Real Estate Portfolio Management; Brian J. Fox, Head of Global Marketing

  6. CBRE Capital Markets Inc.
    Financed in 2009: $3.7 billion

    2800 Post Oak Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77056
    Phone: (713) 787-1900
    Website: www.cbre.com/capitalmarkets
    Officers: Brian Stoffers, President; Bill Frazer, CFO; Bill Frazer, CFO; Christina Capowich, Communications and Media Manager

  7. Capmark Financial Group Inc.
    Financed in 2009: $2.8 billion

    116 Welsh Road
    Horsham, PA 19044
    Phone: (215) 328-1630
    Website: www.capmark.com
    Officers: Jay Levine, CEO; William Gallagher, EVP

  8. Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM)
    Financed in 2009: $1.9 billion

    7100 East Pleasant Valley, Suite 350
    Cleveland, Ohio 44131
    Phone: (216) 328-9700
    Website: www.samalliance.com
    Officers: F. Brock Walter, President; Dennis Bernard, Vice President

  9. KeyBank Real Estate Capital
    Financed in 2009: $1.8 billion

    127 Public Square
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    Phone: (888) 539-2221
    Website: www.key.com/rec
    Officers: E.J. Burke, Group Head and EVP, Real Estate Capital Markets; John Langer, Sr. Credit Executive; Greg Hoeth, VP, Marketing Strategist

  10. Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC
    Financed in 2009: $1.3 billion

    227 W. Trade St., Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    Phone: (704) 332-4454
    Website: www.gbrecap.com
    Officers: Thomas S. Dennard, CEO; David A. Roberts, President and COO; John W. Davis, EVP, National Production Head; Patricia Muse, VP Marketing

  11. Northwestern Mutual
    Financed in 2009: $1.2 billion

    720 E. Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    Phone: (414) 665-1444
    Website Address: northwesternmutualrealestate.com
    Officers: David D. Clark, Senior Vice President Real Estate; Michael P. Cusick, Managing Director, Real Estate West; Ted Strupp, Director Corporate and Executive Communications

  12. NorthMarq Capital LLC
    Financed in 2009: $1.105 billion

    3500 American Blvd. West, Suite 500
    Bloomington, MN 55431
    Phone: (952) 356-0100
    Website: www.northmarq.com
    Officers: Edward Padilla, CEO; Michael Myers, CAO/EVP; Lawrence Stephenson, EVP

  13. M&T Realty Capital Corp.
    Financed in 2009: $1.101 billion

    25 South Charles St., 17th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Phone: (800) 737-2344
    Website: www.mandtrealtycapital.com
    Officers: Tari Flannery, President; Arnold Smeenk, National Production Manager; Arnold Smeenk, National Production Manager; Lisa Matwijow, Vice President

  14. TIAA-CREF
    Financed in 2009: $871 million

    730 Third Ave.
    New York, NY 11762
    Phone: (212) 916-5641
    Website: www.tiaa-cref.org
    Officers: Scott Evans, Executive Vice President, Asset Management; Rick Coppola, Managing Director, Commercial Mortgage; Glen Weiner, Vice President, Marketing

  15. Principal Real Estate Investors
    Financed in 2009: $732 million

    801 Grand Avenue
    Des moines, IA 50392-0490
    Phone: (800) 533-1390
    Website: www.principalglobal.com
    Officers: Patrick Halter, Executive Director, Real Estate; Randy Mundt, President and Chief Investment Officer; Steve Walker, Managing Director, Marketing and Client Service

  16. Alliant Capital LLC
    Financed in 2009: $705 million

    4746 11th Ave. NE Suite 102
    Seattle, WA 98105
    Phone: (800) 522-6865
    Website: www.TheAlliantCompany.com
    Officers: Byron Steenerson, President; Jerry Anderson, Executive Vice President; Jay Blasberg, Senior Vice President

  17. Centerline Capital Group
    Financed in 2009: $597 million

    625 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
    Phone: (800) 831-4826
    Website: www.centerline.com
    Officers: Marc Schnitzer, CEO and President; Robert Levy, CFO; Bill Hyman, Senior Managing Director; Elizabeth Haukaas, Director

  18. Zions Bank
    Financed in 2009: $589 million

    1 South Main Street
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    Phone: (801) 844-8288
    Officers: Chris Call, Loan Officer; Brian Bare, Loan Officer; Rick Chidester, National Credit Manager; Bill Sommer, Senior Vice President

  19. GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services
    Financed in 2009: $554 million

    2 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 600
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Phone: (800) 598-6201
    Website: www.gecapital.com\healthcare
    Officers: H. Darren Alcus, President, GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services; John P. Crosby, Chief Risk Officer, GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services; Brian Beckwith, Senior Managing Director; Matthew J. Downs, Chief Marketing Officer

  20. Natixis Real Estate Capital Inc.
    Financed in 2009: $510 million

    9 West 57th Street, 36th Floor
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: (212) 891-5700
    Website: www.natixis.com
    Officers: Scott Zucker, Managing Director, Head of Origination; Janine Shagoury, Managing Director, Head of US CIB Marketing Communications

TOP 20 FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

  1. HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP)
    Arranged in 2009: $6 billion

    9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 700
    Houston, TX 77046
    Phone: (713) 852-3500
    Website: www.hfflp.com
    Officers: John H. Pelusi, Jr., Executive Managing Director; Mark D. Gibson, Executive Managing Director; Myra F. Moren, Director

  2. Meridian Capital Group LLC
    Arranged in 2009: $4.6 billion

    1 Battery Park Plaza
    New York, NY 10004
    Phone: (212) 972-3600
    Website: www.meridiancapital.com
    Officers: Ralph Herzka, President and Chief Executive Officer; Aaron Birnbaum, Executive Vice President; Jonathan Stern, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

  3. Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM)
    Arranged in 2009: $4.3 billion

    7100 East Pleasant Valley, Suite 350
    Cleveland, Ohio 44131
    Phone: (216) 328-9700
    Website: www.samalliance.com
    Officers: F. Brock Walter, President; Dennis Bernard, Vice President

  4. CBRE Capital Markets Inc.
    Arranged in 2009: $2.6 billion

    2800 Post Oak Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77056
    Phone: (713) 787-1900
    Website: www.cbre.com/capitalmarkets
    Officers: Brian Stoffers, President; Bill Frazer, CFO; Bill Frazer, CFO; Christina Capowich, Communications and Media Manager

  5. Jones Lang LaSalle
    Arranged in 2009: $2.4 billion

    200 East Randolph
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: (312) 782-5800
    Website: www.joneslanglasalle.com
    Officers: Colin Dyer, President & Chief Executive Officer; Lauralee Martin, Chief Operating and Financial Officer; Tom Melody, Executive Vice President, Real Estate Investment Banking; Charles Doyle, Chief Marketing Officer

  6. NorthMarq Capital LLC
    Arranged in 2009: $2.2 billion

    3500 American Blvd. West, Suite 500
    Bloomington, MN 55431
    Phone: (952) 356-0100
    Website: www.northmarq.com
    Officers: Edward Padilla, CEO; Michael Myers, CAO/EVP; Lawrence Stephenson, EVP

  7. PNC Real Estate
    Arranged in 2009: $2.13 billion

    One PNC Plaza, 249 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Phone: (877) 762-7775
    Website: www.pnc.com/realestate
    Officers: Diana Reid, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate; Amy Vargo, Senior Manager, Media Relations

  8. Wells Fargo
    Arranged in 2009: $2.09 billion

    Website: wellsfargo.com/realestate
    Officers: Ed Blakey, Head of Lending, Servicing, and Trust; Larry Chapman, Head of Commercial Real Estate

  9. Eastdil Secured
    Arranged in 2009: $2 billion

    40 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: (212) 315-7200
    Website: www.eastdilsecured.com
    Officers: Benjamin Lambert, Chairman; Roy March, CEO; Michael Van Konynenburg, President

  10. Q10 Capital LLC
    Arranged in 2009: $1.6 billion

    1113 Meadow Bridge Lane
    Arrington, TN 37014
    Phone: (615) 395-9999
    Website: www.q10capital.com
    Officers: James M. Murphy, CMB, CRI, Chairman; Robert M. Stout, CRI, President & CEO; James. M. Murphy, CMB, CRI, Chairman; Robert M. Stout, CRI, President & CEO

  11. Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC
    Arranged in 2009: $1.09 billion

    227 W. Trade St., Suite 400
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    Phone: (704) 332-4454
    Website: www.gbrecap.com
    Officers: Thomas S. Dennard, CEO; David A. Roberts, President and COO; John W. Davis, EVP - National Production Head; Patricia Muse, VP Marketing

  12. Colliers International
    Arranged in 2009: $1.06 billion

    601 Union Street, Suite 5300
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Phone: (206) 223-0866
    Website: www.colliers.com
    Officers: Doug Frye, President & Chief Executive Officer I Global; Dylan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer | U.S.; Christine Schultz, Director of Marketing | U.S.

  13. Johnson Capital
    Arranged in 2009: $913 million

    2603 Main Street, Ste 200
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Phone: (949) 660-1999
    Website: www.johnsoncapital.com
    Officers: Guy K. Johnson, President/CEO; Cliff B. Carnes III, COO

  14. Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.
    Arranged in 2009: $795 million

    19800 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 150
    Irvine, CA 92612
    Phone: (949) 419-3200
    Website: www.mmCapCorp.com
    Officers: Harvey E. Green, President and Chief Executive Officer; William E. Hughes, Senior Vice President and Managing Director

  15. Cohen Financial
    Arranged in 2009: $729 million

    Two North LaSalle Street, Suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Phone: (312) 346-5680
    Website: www.cohenfinancial.com
    Officers: Jack M. Cohen, CRI CMB, Chief Executive Officer; Manny Brown, Chief Operating Officer; Adrian Corbiere, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets; Joseph M. Vitek, Marketing Manager

  16. Dominion Healthcare Financial Corp.
    Arranged in 2009: $600 million

    11355 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 210
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Phone: (310) 477-3041
    Website: www.dominfin.com
    Officers: Paul S. Horvitz, President; Keith A. Olson, Executive Vice President; Paul S. Horvitz, President; Keith A. Olson, Executive Vice President

  17. Capmark Financial Group Inc.
    Arranged in 2009: $417 million

    116 Welsh Road
    Horsham, PA 19044
    Phone: (215) 328-1630
    Website: www.capmark.com
    Officers: Jay Levine, CEO; William Gallagher, EVP

  18. NAI Bluestone Real Estate Capital
    Arranged in 2009: $270 million

    1033 N. 2nd Street, Second Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    Phone: (215) 717-2227
    Website: www.bluestonecap.com
    Officers: Matthew McManus, Chairman; Kristopher Wood, Senior Director; Suzanne Moses, Director of Operations

  19. Metropolitan Capital Advisors Ltd.
    Arranged in 2009: $150 million

    18111 Preston Road, Suite 650
    Dallas, TX 75252
    Phone: (972) 267-0600
    Website: www.metcapital.com
    Officers: Scott Lynn, Director/Principal; Todd McNeill, Senior Director; Scott Lynn, Director/Principal; Karen Weaver, Senior Associate

  20. Monroe & Giordano LLC
    Arranged in 2009: $73 million

    777 South Harbour Island Blvd. Suite 140
    Tampa, FL 33602
    Phone: (813) 229-5055
    Website: www.monroe-giordano.com
    Officers: J. Cary Monroe, Managing Member; Mike Giordano, Senior VP; Mike Giordano, Senior VP; Glenda Rice, Director of Loan Processing

GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISES

Fannie Mae
Arranged in 2009: $19.8 billion

3900 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 752-7000
Website: www.fanniemae.com
Officers: Michael J. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer; David M. Johnson, Execuitve Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Freddie Mac
Arranged in 2009: $16.6 billion

8200 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 903-2000
Website: www.freddiemac.com
Officers: Charles “Ed” Haldeman, CEO; John Koskinen, Chairman of the Board; Mike May, Senior Vice President, Multifamily; Hollis McLoughlin, Senior Vice president, External Relations

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