1106thompsonSenior Vice President and Manager, REID Healthcare Unit, Bank of the West

Marc Thompson, CRE, FRICS, has served the real estate industry 27 years as a lender, public speaker, and award winning author. With 10 years resolving over a billion in problem income property loans and another 17 years of commercial real estate and multifamily lending production, Marc’s experience documenting his observations to better understand real estate cycles has provided him a thesis for supporting valuable strategic initiatives managing risk in the income property loan portfolios grown under his stewardship. Because of Marc’s portfolio performance since 2002, Marc’s lending group has been successful in providing senior housing and care financing consistently, even through market duress from 2008 and 2009, to this specialty real estate market segment. Marc is the Senior Vice President and Senior Housing and Care Lending Manager for Bank of the West, an affiliate of BNP Paribas.

Marc serves on various commercial real estate and senior housing industry boards and committees. Marc currently serves on the American Seniors Housing Association Executive Board. Marc is acting President of The Equity Asset Managers Association in San Francisco since 2002, an association serving income property asset resolution specialists and vendors. Marc also serves as Treasurer on the Counselors of Real Estate San Francisco Chapter Board.

Marc earned the distinguished real estate designations of Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) in 1997, Certified Commercial Investment Member in 1997 (CCIM), and Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) in 2005. Marc has also written four articles published in Real Estate Issues on commercial real estate investment cycles, income property loan portfolio risk management, and real estate value deflation risk. Marc’s most recent article was published in Real Estate Issues in February 2011 called “Leadership Roundtable: Different Perspectives: Banking and the Outlook for Recovery in U.S. Real Estate Markets”. Marc was one of three contributing members on this leadership roundtable discussion led by Anthony Downs, CRE, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. In May 2010, Marc earned the prestigious Ballard Award for authoring the Real Estate Issues journal’s most insightful article in 2009 called “Managing Risk in Income Property Loan Portfolios”. Marc is a contributing member and student in both the Santa Fe Institute (www.SFI.org) and the American Real Estate Society (www.ARES.org).

Marc loves to play tennis, golf, kayak, and ride his Moto Guzzi motorcycle. Please Google “Marc Thompson, CRE” to capture links for more information about Marc and to access copies of his published articles. Marc can also be located on LinkedIn.com.