MBA Presents Byron Boston with the 2021 CREF Distinguished Service Award

Rob Van Raaphorst
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 3, 2021) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today awarded Byron Boston, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Dynex Capital, Inc., with the 2021 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Distinguished Service Award at its MBA LIVE CREF21: Lending, Investing, Servicing and Technology Convention & Expo.

"Byron is the embodiment of an innovative, selfless and inclusive leader in commercial real estate finance. It is truly my honor to present him with this year's award," said Susan Stewart, 2021 MBA Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer at SWBC Mortgage Corporation. "Byron's confident presence and wisdom continues to benefit our industry, especially over the past year from the market challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic."  

Boston, is currently Chief Executive Officer, President, and Co-Chief Investment Officer, and a Board member, at Dynex Capital, Inc. During his 30-year career, he has held a number of leadership positions in the asset management/investment banking community, and has personally founded two successful public companies.  

Boston is a member of MBA's Board of Directors and Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG), including serving on COMBOG's Advisory Committee. He previously served as 2018 COMBOG Chair and as the chair of the 2019 Nominating Committee. Boston is also a member of mPower, (MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach), as well as several MBA committees and workgroups, including the Commercial Independent Mortgage Bankers, the C-MF CEO Senior Executive Forum, the CREF Young Professionals Group, Capital Council, Origination Council, Servicer Council Advisory, and the Affordable Rental Housing Advisory Council.

Nominees for the CREF Distinguished Service Award must be associated with an MBA member firm, have a record of sustained and extraordinary service to MBA and the commercial/multifamily real estate finance industry, and possess a strong reputation of ethical and professional conduct. This award is the highest honor an individual can receive from fellow MBA CREF members.