Gina Fridberg joined Wintrust Commercial Real Estate as Senior Vice President and will be focusing on acquisition and construction financing across all asset classes for Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana based sponsors. Wintrust has significantly grown their commercial real estate portfolio over the past several years and currently has over $5Billion in commercial real estate exposure on assets throughout the continental US for individual investors, family offices as well as institutional borrowers. Prior to joining Wintrust, Gina was the Director of Strategic Initiatives with Podolsky Circle where she focused on growing the firm’s construction, brokerage, management and receivership platforms.By joining Wintrust, Gina is coming back to her banking roots, where she served as Senior Vice President at Fifth Third and PNC Bank, Her experience spanned origination, syndication, portfolio management, restructuring and workout.Gina is a mentor with the Eisenberg Foundation, an active member of ULI and JUF and chairs the President’s Day fundraisers for her kids’ school. While Gina and her family currently live in suburban Chicago, she is an Ohio native where she attended Case Western Reserve University. Gina and her husband live in Skokie with their three kids and one rescued standard poodle.
Wintrust Bank is an affiliate of Wintrust Financial Corporation. Wintrust Financial Corporation is a publicly traded Financial services holding company headquartered in Rosemont, IL, with assets approaching $20 billion. With over 125 branches in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, it is the second largest bank group headquartered in Illinois. In addition to being active in the commercial real estate market, the company engages in community banking, wealth Management, specialty finance and mortgage origination through its operating subsidiaries.