David K. Christensen

David Christensen

Regional Director - West

David K. Christensen serves as Regional Manager, Northwest for Red Oak Financial, LLC, a Michigan-based commercial real estate finance company. Christensen, who is based in San Francisco, brings more than 35 years of commercial mortgage experience encompassing a range of refinance, construction, acquisition, mezzanine debt and joint venture equity activity.

Christensen joined the firm in 2020 and has deep experience as a lender, as well as broad-based commercial finance industry contacts and insights that are expected to provide critical intelligence to complex transactions and contribute to the continued growth of Red Oak’s capital markets team. His responsibilities include leading commercial real estate loan origination efforts for the firm’s bridge lending programs, encompassing deal analysis, underwriting, as well as structured financing. Christensen will also serve as a valuable resource for note sales, acquisitions and syndications, as well as strategic marketing to other capital providers.

Prior to joining Red Oak, Christensen most recently served as the Northwest Regional Director for Money360, where he expanded mortgage broker relationships and originated loans across the U.S. for the company. Prior to that, Christensen served at Berkadia as Vice President, Mortgage Banking for the firm in its San Francisco office. Christensen started in the commercial real estate industry in the 1980’s with Alison Company. After establishing himself, he served 10 years at MassMutual as a lender, expanding the company’s platform in the Western U.Sand overseeing its loan syndication group. Christensen’s experience in the industry also included roles at companies such as Jones Lang Lasalle, Grubb & Ellis Company, and HSH Nordbank.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing at Chapman University and earned the CCIM designation.