The Real Estate Lenders Association, Inc., is a national not-for-profit corporation formed in 1991 to provide a forum for real estate lenders. Our members represent a variety of institutions involved in commercial real estate debt including domestic commercial and savings banks, foreign banks, investment banks, merchant banks, credit companies, insurance companies, pension funds, opportunity funds and REITS. RELA currently has eight Chapters in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco and South Florida.

Our Mission

RELA’s focus is on education, networking and opportunity. Through a rich and varied program of breakfast meetings, luncheons, seminars and networking events, we bring together professionals from the commercial real estate finance industry who share knowledge, connections, ideas and information. Our goal is to support, enhance and encourage the professional growth of our members through the opportunity to meet and learn from other talented and committed professionals.