Michel Gilbert has over 25 years of commercial lending experience for Life Company, Banks, Specialty Finance, CMBS, and Agency platforms. In his current role Michel leads the Strategic Partners team which is dedicated to Freddie Mac Small Balance multifamily loans. This team also originates small balance commercial fixed rate and structured bridge loans. Prior to joining Ready Capital, Michel held positions as Managing Director-Partner with NRF Capital, Regional Director Washington Mutual Bank, and Investment Director at Principal Global Investors. Michel is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BBA in Finance.