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Karen B. Case

Monday, July 11, 2016

Karen Case oversees the CIBC Bank groups that develop and manage real estate finance and banking relationships with dynamic and growing commercial real estate developers, investors, owners and operators across the country. She is also a member of the U.S. Region Executive Committee and most recently served as president – commercial real estate, for The PrivateBank, which was acquired by CIBC in June 2017.  Prior to joining The PrivateBank in 2017, Case was the executive vice president for LaSalle Bank’s Commercial Real Estate team, and most recently was responsible for serving real estate companies based in Illinois.

Headquartered in Toronto, CIBC has international operations in the United States, the CaribbeanAsia, and Europe. The bank has three strategic business units: Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management, and Capital Markets. Globally, CIBC serves more than eleven million clients, and has over 40,000 employees.  In 2012, CIBC was named the strongest bank in North America and the 3rd strongest bank in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine.