Managing Director & Head of Loan Origination
Ben Milde is a Managing Director and the Head of Loan Originations at Allegiant.
He held the same role at FirstKey Lending prior to the relaunching of FirstKey’s commercial real estate finance business as an independent investment manager under the Allegiant banner. Prior to joining FirstKey Lending in2015, Mr. Milde was a Managing Director and Head of Commercial Mortgage Originations in the CRE Finance Group at Citigroup where he focused on both balance sheet and CMBS lending. At Citigroup, Mr. Milde oversaw an origination effort that produced over 500 individual loans totaling over $9 billion. Before joining Citigroup in 2010, Mr. Milde was a Managing Director in the CRE Finance group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Milde joined J.P. Morgan in 2008 as a result of its acquisition of Bear Stearns, where he was a Senior Managing Director in the CRE Finance group. Mr. Milde’s joined Bear Stearns in 1996 as a commercial mortgage underwriter. Beginning in 2001, Mr. Milde’s efforts at Bear Stearns focused on originations resulting in 235 newly originated loans totaling over $4.4 billion. Mr. Milde received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.