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CCRE Press Release

CCRE Expands Real Estate Finance Team Appointment of Industry Veteran Faisal Ashraf as Head of Special Situations

New York, NY - June25 , 2013

New York, NY - June 25, 2013 - Cantor Commercial Real Estate ("CCRE"), a fully-integrated commercial real estate finance company, today announced the appointment of Faisal Ashraf as Managing Director and Head of Special Situations, a newly created position to help accelerate the expansion of CCRE's real estate finance business. Mr. Ashraf's responsibilities will include large loan banking, alternative investment acquisitions, and private placements / high yield distribution. In addition to growing our lending platform, Mr. Ashraf will evaluate distressed debt opportunities and support the growth of CCRE's investment management business. He will work alongside Chris Milner, Head of CCRE's Investment Management division and report to Anthony Orso, Chief Executive Officer of CCRE.

"We are excited to have Faisal join our team, and are confident that his deep knowledge of the capital markets and relationships on the buy-side will accelerate our already aggressive expansion into the large loan space and increase the pool of potential purchasers. The addition of Faisal to the team will help develop our alternative investment capabilities and at the same time support Chris Milner's ability to evaluate alternative exit strategies and CLOs," said Mr. Orso. "We are looking at a few deals over $500 million now, and expect to bring on a small team over the next few months as the business continues to grow."

Mr. Ashraf joins Cantor from Credit Suisse's Real Estate Finance and Securitization business, where he served as Head of Capital Markets. Before that, he was an Associate at Moody's Investors Service. Mr. Ashraf holds a B.A. from Hofstra University.

Mr. Ashraf adds, "I am thrilled to join CCRE and look forward to working with Anthony and the team to further build out our franchise."

About CCRE
CCRE, an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., 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

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