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CCRE Co-CEOs Anthony Orso and Michael Lehrman Ranked No. 1 in "50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance" by Mortgage Observer

New York, NY - March 4, 2015

New York, NY – March 4, 2015 – CCRE,a fully-integrated commercial real estate finance company, today announced that Co-CEO’s Anthony Orso and Michael Lehrman were ranked No. 1 in Mortgage Observer’s “The 50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance” list in 2014. This is the third consecutive year that Mr. Orso and Mr. Lehrman have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in real estate finance by Mortgage Observer.

Mr. Lehrman said, “CCRE has become a nationally recognized commercial real estate lending platform, known for our deep market knowledge, breadth of relationships, and boots on the ground approach. This acknowledgment is a testament to the proven success of our business model and commitment of our team. We are truly honored to be recognized by our industry peers.”

Mr. Orso added, “With $1.5 trillion in commercial real estate loans coming due in the next five years, combined with increased property values, historically low interest rates and a strengthened economy, we are just at the beginning of the commercial real estate recovery. CCRE is well positioned to take advantage of these drivers and to aggressively expand our business through acquisitions and organic growth.”

This acknowledgment comes shortly after CCRE was recognized at the Real Estate Finance & Investment annual awards luncheon on February 4th for best conduit deal – COMM 2014-CCRE17 (Deutsche Bank, CCRE). Real Estate Finance & Investment assessed firms based on their track record of exceptional performance, customer satisfaction, and innovation over the period between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014.

CCRE was also ranked number one in Crain’s “2014 Fast 50” list of fastest-growing companies by revenue growth in the New York area. Crain’s assessed firms with revenue growth above 150% from 2010 to 2013, and annual revenues of $10 million or more in 2013.

In 2014, CCRE closed 572 loans totaling nearly $10.5 billion, and over $33 billion since inception in 2010. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, CCRE was ranked second by number of loans contributed to Conduit CMBS securitizations, according to Annex A-1 data filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

CCRE’s extensive and diverse national platform provides clients with superior execution in every market in the country, and more than 300 dedicated real estate professionals in 15 offices nationwide. The firm offers a full suite of financing programs including CMBS, bridge, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and Life Company loans.

The complete list of Mortgage Observer’s “50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance” can be found on www.commercialobserver.com. The complete list of the winners from the Real Estate Financing Awards can be viewed at www.eiseverywhere.com, and the Crain’s Fast 50 winners can be viewed at www.crainsnewyork.com.

About CCRE

CCRE is a fully-integrated commercial real estate finance company providing innovative financing solutions to the real estate capital markets. CCRE originates competitively underwritten fixed- and floating-rate mortgages and mezzanine loans secured by diverse asset types in most major U.S. markets. CCRE is capitalized by strong institutional sponsorship including affiliates of CIM Group and Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., and is led by an experienced team of real estate professionals with extensive track records originating, structuring, managing and distributing commercial real estate loans in various economic cycles. For more information, visit www.ccre.com.

Media Contact:
Sheryl Lee
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Cantor Fitzgerald
212-610-2297
shlee@cantor.com

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