Mar 25, 2020 - 12:00

Atlanta, GA 30328

Q1 Luncheon – Commercial Real Estate Lending Panel

March 25th, 2020 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Registration opens at 11:30am.

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (7 Concourse Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30328)

We are looking forward to kicking off this year with a Commercial Real Estate Lending Panel. The topics of discussion will include 2019 commercial real estate lending results and trends, future projections, underwriting, bonding, and more. The panel will be moderated by Lee Covington – President of The Surety & Fidelity Association of America. Panel participants will be:

  • Chris Sweitzer – Truist (Formerly with BB&T) – SVP
  • Kevin Sledge – Synovus – Commercial Banker
  • Mike Renier – Fifth Third Bank – Commercial Real Estate Lender


Chris Sweitzer is Senior Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Lending Manager for the Atlanta community bank of BB&T (now Truist.) Chris has 35 years of diverse commercial real estate finance experience in the Atlanta marketplace. Prior to joining BB&T in 2002, Chris’ career includes commercial mortgage loan origination and underwriting for Primary Capital Advisors (a commercial mortgage banking and Freddie Mac lender now a part of Jones Lang Lasalle,) HomeBanc FSB (a thrift, now part of Wells Fargo,) United Companies Life and Annuity (a life insurance company,) and Bank South (a commercial bank now part of Bank of America), as well as time with the FDIC’s Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) during the savings and loan crisis. He is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics and in History.

Kevin Sledge has a 20 + year track record in Corporate Finance and Financial Services including roles for Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and PNC Bank. Kevin holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He completed his B.S. in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) and his MBA in Finance from Iona College (NY).

Mike Renier is a Senior Vice President with Fifth Third Bank Commercial Real Estate and has been with Fifth Third Bank for 11 years. Mike has 25 years of commercial real estate construction lending experience with Fifth Third Bank, SouthTrust Bank and AmSouth Bank working with multifamily, student housing, hospitality, retail and mixed-use developers on projects mainly throughout Southeastern U.S. Mike received a BS in Economics from UCLA in 1986 and an MBA from Samford University in 1997.

Registration closes on Friday March 20th.

Registration fee is $60 for members and $120 for non-members. Please register on the website as soon as possible.

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