Greystone adds head of production

Anthony Alicea has joined Greystone, a real estate lending, investment and advisory company, as head of production for the Portfolio Lending Group.

Alicea reports to Mark Jarrell, who leads the group. In this role, Alicea will oversee production for the firm’s bridge and mezzanine lending products that complement Greystone’s FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and CMBS lending products.

Alicea’s arrival coincides with an expanded bridge financing and mezzanine loan product line. Greystone recently introduced a five- to 10-year CMBS-mezzanine loan product and is rolling out a one- to two-year short-term mezzanine loan product for multifamily and healthcare properties that are moving toward a permanent agency exit.

Alicea brings a wealth of experience in commercial real estate finance. Throughout his 20-year career, he has led CMBS and securitization projects for Arthur Andersen’s real estate consultancy, managed CMBS production at Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., and originated Agency loans as well as CDO activity at Centerline Capital Group (now Hunt Mortgage). Alicea also previously held multifamily finance roles at Pensam Capital LLC and World Class Capital Group.