George H. Mitsanas, a Principal of Gantry, is a founder of Gantry’s Southern California operations. Previously, George was a Senior Vice President and Loan Officer with Churchill Mortgage Corporation for fifteen years; a C.P.A. at Deloitte & Touché; and licensed real estate broker. He received his BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California and completed graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles.
George has arranged well over $10BB in income property investments which include fixed and floating rate debt, joint ventures, mezzanine debt, participating debt, forward loan commitments, construction loans, institutional sales, and loans which convert from secured to unsecured obligations. His correspondent lending and investment placement and servicing experience includes a wide variety of capital sources like Voya, TIAA, Allstate Life Insurance Company, Great West, Guardian, Lincoln Financial, Prudential, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm Life Insurance Company, AIG, Advantus, Deutsche Bank, CIBC, US Bank, Morgan Stanley, governmental apartment agencies and PNC / Midland. Property types include major class A office complexes, luxury hotels, all classes of retail including regional malls, credit lease transactions (including multiple ground up FBI and VA hospital facilities throughout the nation), industrial, self storage, and multi-family. George’s client base includes REITS, institutional funds, private developers, and investors.
George is currently a member of VOYA’s correspondent council and was previously a member of TIAA’s and Allstate Life Insurance Company’s correspondent council, which is made up of a collection of top producers from around the country. During the past twenty years, George has continuously been one of the nation’s leading production officers with regard to fee generation, loan volume, and deal structures. Individual deal sizes have ranged between $1MM and in excess of $725MM.