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Clifford Mendelson

Cliff heads Metropolis Capital Finance, which specializes in mezzanine lending, equity, and other commercial real estate financing techniques, as well as first mortgage originations.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Cliff brings more than 20 years of real estate finance related experience in leading the Metropolis Capital Finance team. From 2002 to mid-2009, Cliff was the head of the Structured Finance Group at Transwestern, one of the largest privately held commercial real estate and development firms in the U.S. During this time, he completed over $3 billion of transactions, including the $550 million Solaris Residences development in Vail, Colorado and the $110 million acquisition of an eight property portfolio sold by Regency Centers to Spectrum Realty in 2008. From 1996 to 1999, Cliff was with CB Richard Ellis, where he headed the East Coast hotel brokerage group and simultaneously ran the Mid-Atlantic and New York City real estate finance division of CB's subsidiary, LJ Melody & Company. During this time, he completed the financing of more than $750 million worth of capital structured deals, generally providing clients with equity or mezzanine portions of their capital structure. From 1993 to 1996, Cliff was with Transwestern's predecessor, The Carey Winston Company, where he started the hotel brokerage division of the firm. During his tenure with Carey Winston, in that period, he closed more than 20 transactions with a combined market value in excess of $200 million, comprised of various deal structures including sales, debt, equity and mezzanine, as well as the restructuring of bankrupt or distressed entities. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/RECOGNITION Brendan B. McCarthy Memorial Award – 2006 Transwestern National #2 Top Producer (All Service Lines): 2006 Transwestern National #1 Top Producer (All Service Lines): 2003 Transwestern National Finance Top Producer: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Consistently ranked as a Transwestern top producer in the "Champions Club" since 2003 Mr. Mendelson regularly participates as a national speaker and moderator for the RealShare Conference Series hosted by Real Estate Media. Cliff is an active member of the following organizations: Mortgage Bankers Association International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (GWCAR) The Daniel Heumann Fund for Spinal Cord Research Quest for the Cure - A Spinal Cord Research Coalition The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Board Member EDUCATION Cliff is a 1988 graduate of Syracuse University. Mr. Mendelson teaches a Structured Finance course for the Masters in Real Estate program at Georgetown University.