Grandbridge names Rocco president

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital announced Matthew G. Rocco has been named president and will continue to serve as national production manager, overseeing the company’s national loan origination platform. In his new role as president, he will take on additional leadership responsibilities from a corporate perspective and will be responsible for not only Grandbridge’s overall loan origination efforts, but also the company’s agency underwriting (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA) and balance sheet closing groups.

“Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role,” said Grandbridge Chairman of the Board and CEO Thomas S. Dennard. “His leadership skills and commercial real estate finance background are tremendous assets to the company as we continue to grow and expand both our loan product offerings and staffing nationwide.”

Rocco joined the company in 1998. He is a member of Grandbridge’s board of managers, senior leadership team and risk committee, as well as a member of BB&T’s senior leadership team. He also serves as an advisory member to many of the nation’s largest institutional investors and capital correspondents.

A graduate of the University of Alabama where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics, Rocco is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Florida and is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, NAIOP, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA), and National Multifamily Housing Council (MNHC).