Hunt Mortgage Group, a full-service commercial real estate lender, announced today that Amy Shah has joined the firm to launch and build a Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) platform for the Company. She joins the firm as Vice President on the Proprietary Lending Team and will report to Michael Becktel, Director. Shah will operate out of the firm’s New York office.

“In addition to establishing a CLO program for Hunt Mortgage Group, Amy will also focus heavily on placing bridge loans and will work to help expand the balance-sheet lending program,” noted Becktel. “Our non-agency lending business, known as the Proprietary Lending Group, has closed or committed more than $450 million in loans so far in 2015. We plan to grow that business and begin issuing commercial real estate CLOs as part of our long-range securitization plans.”

Prior to joining Hunt Mortgage Group, Shah was with Resource Real Estate as a Vice President in their CRE Capital Markets division. During her tenure there, she structured, priced, securitized and managed several CRE CLO transactions. Before that, she was a real estate finance attorney at Ledgewood Law Firm in Philadelphia, where she drafted documents for first mortgage, mezzanine, preferred equity, and capital markets transactions. Earlier in her career, Shah was a real estate investment banking associate at Sonnenblick-Goldman Company in New York.

“Amy brings a wealth of industry knowledge to her new role at Hunt Mortgage Group,” added Becktel. “She has solid transactional experience in a wide variety of commercial real estate originations, including CLOs. We are pleased to add someone with her knowledge and skills to the Hunt Mortgage Group team.”

Shah received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctorate in corporate and real estate law from Villanova Law School.