NEW YORK (Feb. 18, 2020) – Mortgage banking company Merchants Capital today announces the hiring of Evan Gibson as Vice President of Debt Strategies.
Gibson brings with him a diverse background in capital markets and commercial real estate to Merchants Capital. Most recently, Gibson served as the head of a direct lending platform for a top HUD lender, with a focus on health care and multifamily asset classes, which included both value-add and stabilized properties. Gibson is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in mathematics.
In his new position, Gibson will lead Merchants Capital’s Debt Strategies group, which will focus on developing both bridge and permanent debt solutions outside of the typical balance sheet and agency landscape. Based in the company’s New York City office, Gibson will work collaboratively with Merchants’ originations, credit and capital markets teams to roll out these new solutions to clients.
“When we look around an increasingly competitive agency lending marketplace, our company needs to continue to find ways to deliver innovative products to our customers,” said Brian Sullivan, COO of Merchants Capital. “Evan’s deep experience and key contacts will support the growth of this new channel, giving our producers more tools in their kit to find industry leading solutions for their clients.”
Gibson is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he was a Team Leader at 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. In 2009 he deployed to Now Zad in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province as both a Reconnaissance Marine and Scout Sniper.
“I’ve been fortunate to see all sides of multifamily and health care agency execution, which has taught me just how critical the need is for innovative approaches to these deals in the marketplace. I am looking forward to developing the unique alternatives that will be key to our growth,” Gibson said. “The team at Merchants shares my vision to lead the industry with the client’s needs first in mind.”