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BWE Expands Birmingham, AL, Office with Four New Senior Vice Presidents

BWE, a national commercial and multifamily mortgage banking company, announced today that an experienced team of four senior vice president loan originators have joined the Birmingham office. The expansion represents BWE’s latest effort to strengthen its presence in the Southeast, following the opening of a new office in Boca Raton, Florida, and a significant expansion of the firm’s team in Atlanta.

Senior Vice Presidents Chris Dyson, Paul Harbor, William Silsbee, and John L. Segrest add extensive expertise providing comprehensive lending solutions for commercial and multifamily investors, developers, and property owners to an office that has primarily focused on the company’s agency platform business. The new team was previously employed at Grandbridge Capital.

“With their deep expertise securing capital for projects of all types, combined with their strong relationships with a wide range of capital sources, we know this team will elevate BWE’s real estate financing presence in the Southeast,” said Todd Harrop, BWE’s national director of conventional production. “The team’s experience combined with their business approach of putting clients first makes them a great fit for our ongoing expansion efforts and the long-term future of BWE.”

The expansion, which also includes a transaction manager and two analysts, continues a period of growth for BWE despite recent global economic challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the third office expansion in 2023 and an overall increase in BWE’s producer base by 35 percent over the last five years. The company continues moving forward with plans to add additional talent through 2023 and 2024.

The newly joined loan production team brings extensive experience to BWE, with each originator having worked more than 20 years in the industry. Specializing in permanent, construction, bridge, and mezzanine financing, as well as equity capital, the group has built longstanding agency, life insurance, banking, and CMBS relationships in the Southeast and beyond.

“BWE is the perfect fit for our team, and we’re excited to join one of the best mortgage banking firms in the country. Its superior platform will allow us to serve our existing and new clients better now than ever before,” said Dyson. “We’re a full-service shop with a team that’s been together for quite a while, and we’re looking forward to this new chapter at BWE.”

BWE provides flexible financing solutions for clients covering the entire spectrum of commercial and multifamily real estate. For more information on BWE’s services, visit us at:

BWE is a national, full-service commercial and multifamily mortgage banking company. Partnering with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., BWE has production offices across the country and an integrated servicing platform based in Cleveland. With local market expertise, national lending relationships and financing structure experience, we provide clients with competitive, creative solutions for their financing needs. BWE provides loans for a range of institutional investors including life insurance companies, pension funds, commercial banks and CMBS lenders and is a Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) lender, Freddie Mac Optigo™ seller/servicer for Conventional and Targeted Affordable Housing Loans, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approved Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 538 Rural Development lender.

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