MBA Honors Ross with 2017 CREF Distinguished Service Award

Ali Ahmad aahmad@mba.org

February 23, 2017

The Mortgage Bankers Association honored William Ross, President of NorthMarq Capital, with the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Finance Distinguished Service Award here at the Association's 27th annual CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo.

"William has been a superb leader and tireless advocate for the commercial real estate finance industry," said MBA Chairman Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital. "This award is a recognition of his many accomplishments and notable success."

RossWilliamRoss has a history of active support of MBA Education programs, including the Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders program and the new Commercial Loan Origination Sales Training course. He has also been a strong advocate for MBA among life company members, an active member of the MBA Commercial Board of Governors), serving recently as chair of the COMBOG Nominating Committee.

Ross joined NorthMarq Capital in 2009 and has been associated with the mortgage banking business in Dallas since 1976, when he began his career at Bright Mortgage Company. In 1989, he was a founding principal of Keystone Mortgage, which in 2001 was sold to Capmark Finance (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage). As executive vice president at Capmark Finance, he managed the company's nationwide mortgage banking network.

Ross is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and real estate from Southern Methodist University. He is a licensed real estate broker in Texas and previously served the executive council of the real estate finance and investment center at the University of Texas. He has also served on numerous life company correspondent advisory councils, including Aegon USA Realty Advisors, Allstate Insurance Co. and Nationwide Life Insurance Co.

The CREF Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor an individual can receive from his or her fellow MBA members. Nominees 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.

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