Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC (Bellwether Enterprise), the commercial and multi-family mortgage banking subsidiary of Community business investment inc. (Enterprise), hired Cathy Bronkema as Senior Vice President in Grand Rapids, expanding Bellwether Enterprise’s presence in Michigan.
Bronkema will be responsible for the origination and placement of debt and equity structures for development, acquisition and ongoing financing throughout the Midwest and nationally. The Grand Rapids office will continue to provide borrowers with several loan products offered by Bellwether and will expand its role in financing affordable housing through products offered by Enterprise.
Bronkema brings over 25 years of commercial real estate finance experience to Bellwether Enterprise with a proven track record in securing competitive lending structures for all types of commercial real estate assets, including multi-family buildings, retail businesses, offices, industry, hospitality, senior housing and health care.
She is the originator of over $ 1 billion in deals with a wide range of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lenders, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, life insurance companies, lenders. CMBS, banks and finance companies.
Prior to joining Bellwether Enterprise, Bronkema was Managing Director of Cohen Financial for 17 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Davenport University.
“I am delighted to join a private national platform that offers a full range of equity products, which match my client base and my expertise in commercial and multi-family debt placement,” said Bronkema. “I am particularly eager to tap into Enterprise products to expand my reach into affordable and low-income communities. “