Firm Maintains Commitment to Growth with Key Addition to Executive Leadership Committee as Market Resets and Demand for Experienced Commercial Mortgage Advisory Services Accelerates
San Francisco, Calif. – Gantry, the largest independent commercial mortgage banking firm in the U.S., has named Ms. Christine Kim as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this new role at the firm, Kim will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Gantry’s new and existing client outreach, external communications, advertising, and brand identity functions across the full spectrum of traditional and digital media platforms and event programming.
“Gantry is committed to investing in our future with the addition of key executive talent, and Christine joins us at a pivotal moment in that journey,” said Andy Bratt, Partner and Principal with Gantry. “As the market continues to reset from a seismic shift in rates, the demand for experienced commercial mortgage advisors is increasing. We have the acumen and correspondent relationships to make a difference in how our clients successfully navigate a volatile market cycle and want to ensure our client universe recognizes that Gantry difference.”
Kim joins Gantry from her most recent position as Creative Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications, with Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital. During her eight-year tenure with Bellwether she was responsible for guiding all aspects of the firm’s marketing, advertising, public relations, community relations, and CRM communications programs during a period of substantial growth for the company. She is a graduate of Columbia University where she received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude.
“It is thrilling to be a part of a company that embraces innovation and growth,” Kim said. “I am committed to enhancing Gantry’s visibility and delivering exceptional value to our clients. I look forward to contributing my expertise and collaborating with this exceptional team to elevate our market presence and fuel the company’s growth to new heights.”
The CMO role is new to Gantry, a privately held company with more than 30-years of operational history, owned and operated by a partnership of Principal producers. Following a strategic re-branding as Gantry at the close of 2019, the fast-growing firm has enjoyed sustained growth in its commercial mortgage production line of business, originating approximately $14 billion of loans from 2020 to H1 2023 while servicing an $18 billion national portfolio of loans.