At Berkadia, our success is built upon the talent and hard work of a broad, diversely skilled team. From graphic designers to loan closing specialists to product designers, each of our people brings a unique background, perspective and expertise. Their work allows Berkadia to remain a leader in the commercial real estate industry.
Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Mohammed Idris, VP – Primary Servicing who sits in our Hyderabad, India office, to learn more about what brought Idris to Berkadia and his vision for the future.
What part of your role are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about building a knowledge-based workforce that can challenge the status quo, transform ideas into solutions, embrace change, deliver high quality services and exceed customer expectations.
Did you choose CRE or did CRE choose you? What drew you to Berkadia?
CRE chose me—I had no idea about commercial real estate before joining Berkadia. After I completed my MBA, I started looking for job opportunities. Berkadia, then CapMark, was growing and starting operations in Hyderabad. I was very excited to be a part of its journey, helping expand the company and learning more about this industry.
What drew me to Berkadia, and still keeps me here, is its culture. Berkadia truly values their people and invests in the company’s culture.
What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself coming into the CRE industry?
There is no shortcut to success—acquire knowledge beyond your work routines and fully embrace change. We are all living in a very dynamic and fast changing world—challenge yourself and give your best every day.
When you’re not helping Berkadia move the industry forward, how do you spend your time?
I love to travel, explore new places and spend time with family. Like everyone else, the pandemic put a halt to travel for us; however, it gave me an opportunity to be with family more than ever before.
How has your time at Berkadia helped to accelerate your personal or professional development?
I have been living and breathing mortgages for the last 19 years and it’s been an amazing journey. I have had an opportunity to work with leaders across the organization, both near and far, and have learned so much from them. Having worked across various servicing functions, I’ve come across different cultures and leadership styles that have not only expanded my horizon professionally, but personally too. I am what I am today because of Berkadia.
-Mohammed Idris, VP – Primary Servicing