I am honored to serve as Chairman of Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA) at a time when our industry is so rapidly evolving. As we start to see the economy turn around, real estate financing remains at the core of this economic recovery. RELA continues to serve as the premier platform for lenders in our nation’s largest financial hubs to connect and share knowledge, ideas and information.
As we start our 2011-2012 year, I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and each Chapter’s Presidents to ensure quality programming and networking opportunities that allow our membership to stay connected and have access to valuable opportunities.
Founded in 1991, RELA serves as a forum for real estate lenders and equity investors to advance their knowledge and expertise in their industry. RELA is headquartered in New York City, with Chapters in Chicago, Boston and Washington, D.C.
As a member, you will have access to an online membership database, monthly breakfast meetings, educational seminars, special events (such as the popular Golf Outing and New Year’s Party), Members-Only receptions and the opportunity to participate on RELA committees and to hold office.
Having been a member of RELA for many years, I have both experienced and witnessed professional relationships develop from this organization, which has proven to be essential to the growth of our careers. I encourage you to sign up and remain active by participating in many of our events.
We look forward to welcoming you at an upcoming RELA event.
George S. Gnad
Real Estate Lenders Association