Dallas Green Banker Leverages Real Estate Transaction Experience to Grow Commercial Banking Arm in North Texas

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Dallas Green Banker Leverages Real Estate Transaction Experience to Grow Commercial Banking Arm in North Texas

Ray Kembel & W2

 

 

Dallas Commercial Banker Ray Kembel has worked both sides of major deals.  Although he started in C & I banking, coincidentally working with now Green Bank CEO Geoff Greenwade at a major bank serving Lubbock, he spent a decade at The Staubach Company, a real estate powerhouse focusing heavily on debt placement.
 
While at Staubach, a firm built on customer satisfaction, Ray worked across the table from commercial bankers on acquisitions of all sizes--some more than $300 million.  Working with different debt markets, including traditional banks, private placements, conduits and life companies, Ray negotiated complex sale/leaseback structures, defeased transactions, managed and leased properties.  
 
Last year Geoff contacted Ray and told him about Green Bank’s goal to grow in North Texas.  Following the 2010 opening of a commercial banking office and the purchase of the Preston Center branch of La Jolla Bank, Ray joined Green Bank.  Green Bank’s Dallas team expects to close the year with nearly $145 million in commercial loans.
 
Outside of the bank, Ray is active with his wife and two sons that play multiple sports.  Using any time left over, he enjoys riding mountain bikes and motorcycles.
 
Contact Ray at (972) 528-6755 or rkembel@greenbank.com