Daily News: May 15, 2014

GE Capital RE Names Trotter President, North America

Bradley J. Trotter was named president of GE Capital Real Estate – North America. He assumes management of the company’s lending and equity activities throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Brad brings 23 years of financial experience and business leadership to the role.

For the past three years he has led GE Capital Real Estate in Canada, where he built strong commercial teams focused on growing loan originations. In addition, he oversaw strategic initiatives to reduce and optimize the company’s equity portfolio, including the sale of 79 office and industrial assets in the Greater Toronto Area.

Brad joined GE in 1990 through the Canadian Financial Management Program and served on GE’s corporate audit staff. He has held a number of finance leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility across GE Capital’s consumer, commercial and real estate divisions in the U.S. and Europe. Brad joined the Real Estate team in the fall of 2008 as the chief financial officer for Europe, based in Paris. He began leading the Canada business in 2011.

He succeeds Alec Burger, who led the North America business for seven years. Alec Burger recently was named global CEO for GE Capital Real Estate.

GE Capital Real Estate continues to grow their lending business in Canada and the company will announce a new leader for their Canadian operations in the coming weeks.