Sabal Capital Partners Welcomes 11 New Recruits to Support Loan Portfolio Growth | News

IRVINE, Calif., May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sabal Capital Partners, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Regions Bank and a nationwide commercial real estate lender, today announced that it has recruited 11 new people to support the next phase of the company’s strategic growth following its acquisition by Regions Bank. Notable new hire Ann Atkinson joins Sabal Capital Partners as Head of Low Balance Loans and Market Real Estate Generation. The additional new hires will support the creation, underwriting and servicing of Sabal’s agency and non-agency programs, which include Freddie Mac Optigo® Small Balance, Freddie Mac Optigo® Conventional, Fannie Mae Small Loans and the CMBS loan from Sabal. Ed Hussey, formerly Head of Agency Loans at Sabal, serves as Head of Conventional Agency Loans.

“With an experienced team, a passion for superior customer experience and the union of financial capabilities across Sabal and the regions, we are well positioned to accelerate our growth while connecting more customers with high value-added services,” said Troy Marek, Head of Real Estate Capital Markets Bank for Regions. “These new additions reflect continued momentum as Sabal Capital Partners and Regions Bank deliver a distinctive blend of personalized insights and cutting-edge technology to meet clients’ specialized needs.”

In his new role, Atkinson is responsible for managing small balances and real estate production in the market. Atkinson comes to Sabal after two decades with Fannie Mae, where she most recently led a team responsible for production strategy and loan deliveries for Fannie Mae’s nationwide network DUS Lenders. She also managed Fannie Mae’s small loan program, implementing and overseeing the nationwide multi-family small loan origination strategy. Prior to Fannie Mae, Atkinson was a multifamily credit underwriter at Berkshire Mortgage Finance. She received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University and is based in Northbrook, Illinois.

“Ann Atkinson’s experience is invaluable to the Sabal lending platform, which traditionally specializes in low-balance multi-family loans,” adds Marek. “We are extremely pleased to add him and all of these incredibly skilled individuals to our growing team.”

Additional new hires at Sabal include:

Daniel Conn, Underwriter (Charlotte, North Carolina) Colin Daruns, Transaction Analyst (Dallas, Texas) Eric Amend, Portfolio Analyst (Pasadena, California) Kate Mann, Head of Underwriting (Great Neck, New York) Austin Barrett, Production Associate (Phoenix, Arizona)Tony Le, Portfolio Analyst (Pasadena, California)Grant deWilde, Director CMBS Trading, (New York, New York)Timothy Kraics, Transaction Analyst (Setauket, New York)Brian Walior, Manager of Transactions (Dallas, Texas)Cynthia Zelaya, Service Associate (Pasadena, CA)

In addition to its new hires, Sabal has named Ed Hussey, a former head of agency loans, to head conventional agency loans. In this new role, Hussey will focus on expanding the production of the conventional lending business, which now includes the full suite of agency conventional lending products for multi-family lending which, combined with an active balance sheet, positions Regions and Sabal in a unique way to serve customers. As part of this expansion, the team will add new origination and origination support positions to support higher service levels across the customer base.

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About Sabal Capital Partners, LLC Sabal Capital Partners, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Regions Bank, is a national commercial real estate lender that has raised nearly $6 billion in financing and manages a $5 billion service portfolio. dollars. Sabal Capital Partners enables brokers and borrowers to get a head start with comprehensive debt solutions encompassing both agency and non-agency options. The lender is recognized for advancing the industry with SNAP™, an innovative proprietary technology platform that optimizes origination and service and enhances the customer experience. Sabal Capital Partners is a Nationally Rated Commercial Primary Servicer and Commercial Special Servicer by Morningstar with a CS2 rating, a Commercial Mortgage Loan Special Servicer rated by S&P Global with a Medium rating, and a CMBS Primary Servicer rated by Fitch with a a CPS2 classification and CMBS Special Servicer with a CSS3+ classification. For more details, visit

About the Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $163 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of retail and commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers in the South, Midwest and Texas and, through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,300 banking offices and more than 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member of the FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services is available at

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