CRE Finance Industry Veteran David Christensen Joins the Red Oak Team

January 15, 2021

Red Oak Financial added David K. Christensen to the firm’s growing team. Christensen, who brings more than 35 years of commercial mortgage experience encompassing a range of refinance, construction, acquisition, mezzanine debt and joint venture equity activity, will serve as Regional Manager, Northwest.

He will be based in San Francisco with responsibility for leading commercial real estate loan origination efforts for the firm’s bridge lending programs, encompassing deal analysis, underwriting, as well as structured financing.

Red Oak’s Gary Bechtel said, “David is a perfect fit for the Red Oak team as we expand our platform nationally. His experience and skill sets align well with our strategy of uncovering quality lending opportunities that deliver attractive yields due to the dislocation the marketplace is experiencing today.”

Christensen most recently served at Money360, where he expanded mortgage broker relationships and originated loans across the U.S. Earlier CRE career stops included positions at Berkadia, Alison Company, MassMutual, JLL, Newmark and HSH Nordbank.

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