New York, NYC – March 30, 2020 – Berkadia today announced the addition of three new Managing Directors to its mortgage banking team. Managing Directors Steve Skok and Jason Bond will be based out of Berkadia’s Chicago office and will report to Senior Managing Director Chris Blechschmidt. Managing Director John Sigeti will be based out of the New York City office and will report to Senior Managing Director Stewart Campbell.
“We’ve been dedicated to growing our mortgage banking team, particularly in the Midwest and the Northeast, and are excited to welcome Steve, Jason and John,” said Hilary Provinse, EVP and Head of Mortgage Banking. “Now more than ever our clients need the best talent in the business, backed by a comprehensive national platform, to help them understand the current market and navigate both its opportunities and challenges. With more than 60 years of experience between them, Steve, Jason and John bring the experience, expertise and long-term perspective that will benefit our clients now and into the future.”
Skok and Bond both come to Berkadia from JLL, which they joined as part of the organization’s acquisition of HFF. Skok served as Managing Director, where he focused on originating debt, equity and structured finance transactions for office, multi-housing, industrial, retail, student housing and healthcare properties. Over the course of his 25-year career, he has been involved in more than $15 billion of commercial real estate transactions. He has also held roles at Cohen Financial, Lincoln Property Company and CBRE.
At JLL, Bond served as a Managing Director and was responsible for originating more than $3 billion in debt and equity placement. He has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to HFF, he worked for Deutsche Bank, Berkshire Mortgage where he specialized in multifamily agency financing, Wintrust and MB Financial Bank.
Sigeti brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience to Berkadia. He joins from M&T Realty Capital Corporation, where he served as Managing Director. During his two-year period there, he was responsible for the placement of $85 million in agency loans, with an average loan size of $5 million, and $42 million in CMBS and life insurance loans, with an average loan size of $7 million. Prior to M&T Realty Corp, Sigeti ran his own boutique brokerage firm, Sigeti Capital Markets, from 2016 to 2018, placing over $300 million in loan production. Before running Sigeti Capital Markets, Sigeti was Senior Vice President and CRE / C&I Team Lead at Five Star Bank, where he facilitated the expansion of the bank’s Western New York presence and generated approximately $200 million in new loan production. Previous to Five Star Bank, Sigeti was a real estate commercial lender for M&T Bank’s balance sheet for 17 years.