Daily News: November 24, 2014

Opus Adds Industry Veteran to Structured Finance Team

Opus Bank announced that Paul Evans has joined as managing director in the bank’s Structured Finance division. Evans, a 31-year banking and finance veteran, is responsible for further expanding Opus’ Structured Finance client base in the major metropolitan markets in the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle/Puget Sound region and Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area.

Evans joins Opus most recently from TCG Capital Markets, where he originated over $500 million of market rate and affordable debt transactions through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the FHA. From 2009 to 2013, Evans served as managing director, and earlier as director of Originations, for Dexia Real Estate Capital Markets. From 2002 through 2006, Evans served as VP at JPMorgan, where he originated CMBS transactions totaling more than $800 million.