Gina Fridberg joins Wintrust Commercial Real Estate as SVP

Gina Fridberg joined Wintrust Commercial Real Estate as senior vice president and will focus on acquisition and construction financing across all asset classes for Illinois-, Wisconsin- and Indiana-based sponsors.

Prior to joining Wintrust, Fridberg was the director of strategic initiatives with Podolsky Circle CORFAC International where she focused on growing the firm’s construction, brokerage, management and receivership platforms. By joining Wintrust, Fridberg is coming back to her banking roots. She previously served as senior vice president at Fifth Third Bank and PNC Bank, where her experience spanned origination, syndication, portfolio management, restructuring and workout.

Fridberg is a mentor with the Eisenberg Foundation, an active member of ULI and JUF and chairs the President’s Day fundraisers for her kids’ school. An Ohio native where she attended Case Western Reserve University, Fridberg and her husband now live in Skokie, Illinois with their three kids and one rescued standard poodle.

Wintrust has significantly grown their commercial real estate portfolio over the past several years and currently has over $5 billion in commercial real estate exposure on assets throughout the continental U.S. for individual investors, family offices as well as institutional borrowers.