Carmel, Indiana-based mortgage banking company Merchants Capital hired Evan Gibson as Vice President of Debt Strategies.
Gibson brings with him a diverse background in capital markets and commercial real estate to Merchants Capital. Most recently, Gibson served as the head of a direct lending platform for a top HUD lender, with a focus on health care and multifamily asset classes, which included both value-add and stabilized properties. Gibson is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in mathematics.
In his new position, Gibson will lead Merchants Capital’s Debt Strategies group, which will focus on developing both bridge and permanent debt solutions outside of the typical balance sheet and agency landscape. Based in the company’s New York City office, Gibson will work collaboratively with Merchants’ originations, credit and capital markets teams to roll out these new solutions to clients.
Gibson is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he was a Team Leader at 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. In 2009 he deployed to Now Zad in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province as both a Reconnaissance Marine and Scout Sniper.