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Carina Kalaw

SVP, Head of Real Estate Syndications
BankUnited, N.A.

Carina Kalaw has over 20 years experience in the commercial real estate industry (CRE) with leadership roles in Loan Syndications as well as stints in Originations, Investment Banking and CMBS. She is currently SVP, Head of Real Estate Syndications at BankUnited based in New York city. Prior to that she was the Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Loan Syndications at Capital One, N.A. where she built and established the real estate syndications capabilities of the bank in 2011. She was also Managing Director, Head of US Real Estate Loan Syndications at WestImmo, AG (WestLB) and was hired to formalize and expand the bank’s syndication activities in the US. She had a brief stint at Societe Generale (SG Americas Securities) and worked at Eurohypo, AG, Fleet Securities, LLC (now BAML), UBS Securities, LLC and Chase Securities, LLC. She has extensive experience in originating, structuring and distributing secured and unsecured term loans, subordinated terms loans, mezzanine loans, construction loans, letter of credit facilities, unsecured lines of credit, secured lines of credit and subscription lines of credit for REITs, REOCs, real estate funds and private developers. She has over 150 relationships with commercial banks, investment banks, finance and insurance companies, mezzanine, debt and hedge funds in the CRE space. She graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Marketing from the Carroll School of Management.