SunTrust Commercial Real Estate Names Guilfu To Expand Pillar Institutional Client Business


ATLANTA – SunTrust Commercial Real Estate (CRE) today announced that Peter Guilfu is transferring from the CRE Institutional Private Capital team to CRE’s Pillar division, where he will serve as managing director of Institutional Real Estate and Manufactured Housing.

In this role, Guilfu will focus on leveraging Pillar’s agency lending platform to help deliver creative permanent agency finance solutions to CRE’s institutional clients. SunTrust acquired substantially all of the assets of Pillar last year, and the acquisition of the Agency multi-family lender strategically expanded the commercial real estate capabilities of the company.

“Peter has more than 18 years of commercial real estate experience, and has worked with clients to help them achieve their financial goals through strategic insight and deep industry knowledge. It’s these traits and his ability to partner with both clients and experts from across the bank that we selected him for this position,” said Anand Gajjar, Permanent Finance Banking executive at SunTrust CRE.

Guilfu first joined SunTrust in April 2012. Previously, he was with the Commercial Real Estate group at GE Capital for more than 13 years, serving as an underwriter, asset manager and senior relationship manager. He earned a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, as well as a M.S. in Finance and a M.B.A. from Boston College.

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