Rodrigo Lopez, CMB

Rodrigo Lopez, CMB HeadshotRodrigo Lopez, CMB

Rodrigo López, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, is the Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital, a leading commercial mortgage banking company in the United States.

Rodrigo has been actively involved with MBA for three decades. He also currently serves as Chair of the Task Force for a Future Secondary Market.   Rodrigo is the immediate past Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is a former Chairman of MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors.  He has served on the Association's Board of Directors since 2009, along with a previous stint on the board in 2003 and 2004. Rodrigo was the recipient of MBA's Distinguished Member Award in 2010, MBA's Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award in 2002, and MBA's Master Faculty Award in 2000. He also received MBA's Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation.  

Rodrigo was the founder, former President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriSphere, a mortgage banking company dedicated to providing capital solutions for the multifamily industry, which was acquired by NorthMarq Capital in 2015.  Prior to founding AmeriSphere, he was Chief Lending Officer for a life insurance company, responsible for investments in commercial mortgage loans and real estate properties. During his tenure in the architecture and construction industry, he worked on a wide range of commercial and institutional projects.  

In addition to his work with MBA, he presently serves as Director of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company and Mutual of Omaha Bank, Chairman of Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Director of the United Way of the Midlands, Director of The University of Nebraska Foundation, and member of Habitat for Humanity of Omaha's Advisory Council.  The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce awarded Rodrigo the "Big O! Excellence Award for Minority Business of the Year" in 2013 and the "Volunteer of the Year Award" in 2011 in recognition of his superior service and dedication to the Omaha community.  

Rodrigo is an alumnus of the University of Nebraska, where he received both his B.S. and EMBA degrees.