Colony American Names Christopher Hoeffel as CFO

Beth O’Brien, chief executive officer of CAF, said, creating the position of CFO is “an important next step" for the company.

SFIG Hires MBS Veteran Dan Goodwin

Goodwin will work with SFIG to revitalize the sales of private-label mortgage backed securities by creating recommendations for best practices and standardizing contract language.

Angelo Gordon Placing More Stock in Credit

Joshua Baumgarten will leave The Blackstone Group in 2016 for Angelo, Gordon & Co. where he has been named head of credit.

Real Estate Finance Expert Brain Olasov Moves to Carlton Fields

Olasov, who was previously with McKenna Long & Aldridge, has an extensive background on real estate capital markets, troubled mortgage loans, and banking challenges.

Walker & Dunlop Hires Chief Operating Officer of CMBS Lending

Walker & Dunlop has hired Jeffrey Taschler, a veteran in commercial real estate lending and structured finance, as chief operating officer of its CMBS lending platform.



CVC Credit Hires for U.S., Europe

Collateralized loan obligation manager CVC Credit Partners has added four new professionals in the U.S. and Europe.

People on the Move

DFG Taps Goldman Vet, Barclays Bulks Up on CMBS, Ares Adds Jeffrey Kramer and the ASF Retains Mike Williams as Policy Adviser

SFIG Taps Ally MD for Exec Post

The Structured Finance Industry Group’s first executive director hails from an issuer.


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