Metropolitan Commercial Bank named Scott Lublin executive vice president and chief lending officer. Lublin will be responsible for managing the bank’s Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Lending groups and will report to Mark DeFazio, president and CEO.

Lublin is a senior industry executive with more than 30 years of experience in banking, primarily focused on commercial real estate lending. He returns to the bank after previously serving as senior vice president of the Commercial Real Estate business from 2008 until 2013. Lublin most recently served as an executive vice president at BankUnited, where he managed the New York City commercial real estate lending group. Prior to his first stint at Metropolitan, he was an administrative vice president of M&T Bank’s commercial real estate group.

“We are delighted to welcome Scott back to Metropolitan,” DeFazio said. “Scott brings decades of experience in commercial real estate lending, along with a deep understanding of our strategy and culture. Metropolitan continues to execute on our strategy and add strong, proven executives to our leadership team.”

“I am excited to return to Metropolitan and look forward to playing an important role in the bank’s next chapter,” said Lublin. “Metropolitan’s sharp focus on supporting entrepreneurs and middle-market businesses in the greater New York area positions the bank very well for profitable growth.”

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in New York City, Metropolitan Commercial Bank provides a broad range of business, commercial and personal banking products and services to small and middle-market businesses, public entities and affluent individuals in the New York metropolitan area. It operates locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island.