Mission Capital Bolsters South Florida Presence

Melanie Herald will serve as managing director and will be based out of Mission Capital’s Miami office. She will focus on originating deals on a national scale.

Melanie Herald, managing director
Melanie Herald, managing director, Mission Capital Advisors

Mission Capital Advisors has welcomed Melanie Herald to the company’s Debt and Equity Finance Group, where she will serve as managing director. In this new role, Herald will be responsible for originating and structuring real estate capital for property owners, investors and developers.

Based out of the firm’s Miami office, she will oversee sourcing, evaluating, structuring and executing the sale of loans and commercial real estate assets on a national level.

Herald joins Mission Capital Advisors from Sienna Capital Partners, a boutique investment banking firm, where she served as principal and was involved in sourcing and structuring equity investments. Prior to that, Herald was senior vice president at multifamily fund Urban American Management, where she oversaw all aspects of the company’s capital markets activity.

Industry veteran

Herald will continue to work as a consultant with Urban American. As part of her extensive background, she spent nearly a decade at Goldman Sachs, where she focused on RMBS, CMBS, derivative, whole loan and other real estate debt product trades.

“Melanie has developed a wide range of lender and investor connections throughout the country. In addition, her professional background in capital raising, institutional sales and investor relations will contribute to our business origination efforts,” said David Tobin, principal at Mission Capital, in prepared remarks. “Melanie brings to the table a unique professional background that has given her intimate knowledge of the needs of CRE investors,” added Principal Jordan Ray, head of the firm’s debt and equity practice.

Herald holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, as well as an MBA in general management from Cornell University.

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