Mr. Makar has been involved in the financing of real estate for over 30 years. He retired in 2012 as an Executive Vice President of CBRE Capital Markets, and was previously President and part owner of North Coast Mortgage (NCMC) which was acquired by CBRE. Prior to being President of NCMC, he was a Senior Vice President in real estate lending for both Security Pacific Bank and Rainier Bank. In all of these positions, he had both leadership and loan production duties. During his career, Mr. Makar arranged over $4.5 Billion in debt and equity financing for real estate projects. He currently consults with and assists legacy clients at their request.
Prior to entering mortgage banking, Mr. Makar had experience in real estate development at the Rouse Company and in institutional lending and investing at Connecticut General Insurance Company (now CIGNA). With a background spent on both sides of the negotiating table, Mr. Makar enjoys the stimulating role of facilitating transactions to the satisfaction of both parties.