Michelle is the founder of BrownStone Capital Group, LLC and is responsible for corporate strategy and execution of company operations. Her extensive experience in creating, developing and managing new businesses and programs expands across more than 20 years of service. Mrs. Stevenson has worked as a marketing specialist and program director for some of the country's most prestigious companies and institutions including the Polaroid Corporation and the Harvard Business School's Shad Hall.
Prior to creating BrownStone Capital Group, Mrs. Stevenson founded Brownestone Financial and Shelly Corp providing financial products and services in the areas of risk management, origination, underwriting and new business consultation.
The staff at BrownStone has extensive experience in real estate that spands across 25 years of buy and sell side participation; some of whom have worked for some of the country's most notable financial institutions as an originator, investment banker, risk manager, rating analyst, underwriter and money manager.
Mrs. Stevenson holds a B.S. degree in marketing from Boston College, management certifications from New York University (NYU) and University of Toronto in Behavioral Economics.
Mr. Stevenson is a managing member of BrownStone Capital Group, LLC and is responsible for production development and execution of client services. His extensive experience in real estate spands across 30 years of buy and sell side participation. Mr. Stevenson has worked for some of the country's most notable financial institutions as an originator, investment banker, risk manager, rating analyst, underwriter and money manager.
Currently Mr. Stevenson is a 1st Vice President of the commercial real estate group at Kearny Bank where he co-heads the mortgage derivative desk and manages a team of lenders that finances real estate transactions primarily throughout the New York tri-state area.
Prior to that he was a Managing Director of commercial real estate finance at M&T Realty Capital Corp; where he headed the CMBS desk and originated agency loans nationwide.
Before M&T, Mr. Stevenson was a Senior Credit Officer at the Vanguard Group, where he helped to establish the firm's CMBS platform which invested in nearly $15 billion of CMBS securities during his tenure.
The bulk of Mr. Stevenson's experience has been with Lehman Brothers, an investment banking firm, where he originated, underwrote, structured, securitized and managed the risk of commercial real estate domestically and abroad for over a decade.
Mr. Stevenson also had stints with Standard & Poor’s and SunTrust Bank. As an Associate Director at Standard & Poor’s, he underwrote and assigned credit ratings for RMBS and CMBS transactions. At SunTrust Bank, Mr. Stevenson was a Senior Vice President and regional group head, responsible for originating commercial real estate loans for the bank's conduit program. He also served as an advisor to the securitization program.
Mr. Stevenson holds a B.A. degree in economics from San Francisco State University and a M.S. degree in Real Estate with a concentration in Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mr. Stevenson has also studied Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University.
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