Denver, Colorado – Metropolitan Capital Advisors has opened an office in Denver. This is the second office for the 22-year old Dallas based real estate investment banking firm that specializes in raising debt and equity capital for commercial real estate developers, investors and sponsors.

Metropolitan Capital Advisors’ (MCA) new Denver office will be led by Charley Babb; a long time Denver resident who has been involved in arranging commercial real estate finance transactions.  Charley was previously associated with Trinity One Group and has also served in senior positions with Johnson Capital, Kensington Capital, Grubb & Ellis and Paragon Group where he has been responsible for over $2 billion of completed transactions during his 32-year career. Charley’s academic achievements include a Master’s degree from Harvard.

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Pictured from left to right: Scott Lynn, Katie Chapman, Tiffiany Mullins and Charley Babb

Tiffiany Mullins has joined MCA’s Denver Team as a Senior Associate responsible for coordinating underwriting and closing of transactions. In addition, Katie Chapman has also joined the firm as a production analyst while she finishes her MBA program at the University of Denver.

“We are excited to be part of the Metropolitan Capital Advisors team”, stated Babb. “The MCA brand is highly regarded among the players in the commercial real estate capital markets. Moreover, the firm has been doing transactions in Colorado and other Mountain States for many years; so establishing a full time office made sense.  For me personally, it was a perfect fit as MCA enjoys a great reputation for being client focused, service oriented and working on a wide variety of complex transactions”.

“We’ve had the opportunity to work together on a number of real estate deals in the past and I have known Charley Babb throughout his career”, said MCA’s Founding Principal Scott Lynn. “Given our past success together as well as his deep rooted relationships in the Colorado CRE market, we could have not asked for better leadership as we build our brand in Denver”.

Since 1992, MCA has closed over $9 billion of debt and equity transactions on behalf of commercial real estate developers and owners.  The firm has been consistently ranked as one of the Top Real Estate Finance Intermediaries in the US by National Real Estate Investor Magazine. The firm completed over $450,000,000 of transactions in 2012 and is on track to exceed that production in 2013. Metropolitan Capital Advisors is a member of the Real Estate Capital Alliance (www.reca.us