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Bernard Rechtman

Managing Director, Mortgage Finance

Bernard Rechtman is a Managing Director at Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. He develops and executes strategic solutions for our client’s loan portfolios and provides assistance to clients in select M&A/Capital transactions. In his tenure with the firm Mr. Rechtman has lead over 30 projects with a transaction value over $16.2 billion, and provided valuable guidance on multiple strategic corporate assignments. He has lead the firm’s involvement in renewable and select consumer & specialty finance asset classes.

Mr. Rechtman’s experience within the Commercial Finance industry spans 32 years in a variety of roles. Before joining Sandler O'Neill Mortgage Finance in 2009, he worked for GE Capital, MetLife Capital and Heller Financial. His roles at GE focused on commercial and real estate finance, including as Managing Director responsible for commercial real estate M&A, leader of bulk portfolio acquisition and disposition activities as well as SVP/MD East Coast originations for CRE and equipment financing.

Mr. Rechtman is Six Sigma certified. He received a Bachelors degree from the City University of New York. He is a former president and board member of the Real Estate Lenders Association.