Our Leadership Team
Kathy Farrell is head of the Truist Commercial Real Estate line of business.
Kathy began her career at Truist via SunTrust in an equivalent role as the head of SunTrust Commercial Real Estate. Throughout her career, Kathy has held positions as the executive risk officer for Commercial Real Estate, head of the REIT Banking Group and the REIT senior credit officer.
Kathy has over 25 years of real estate finance and banking experience, including origination, underwriting, capital markets, work-out strategies and risk management.
Kathy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.
Head of National Real Estate
Adam Oates is the Head of National Real Estate for Truist. In this role, he is responsible for delivery of Truist’s platform of products, services, and custom financial solutions to privately owned commercial real estate developers and investors nationwide. He has oversight of five regional offices located in Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Greater Washington DC, with additional offices located in Orlando, Tampa, Raleigh, Memphis, Boston and Greensboro.
Adam’s career with Truist and its predecessor companies spans 18 years. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he was Head of Corporate Real Estate, Aviation and Security at SunTrust Bank. He has served in several other capacities for the bank including President of SunTrust Community Capital and as the Head of OREO with the Special Assets Division.
Adam is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
President of Truist Community Capital
Keitt’s career with Truist began via SunTrust and spans over 27 years. He held an equivalent role in SunTrust prior to Truist, which he assumed in 2018. Previously, Keitt served as LIHTC team leader for 11 years managing a group of relationship managers tasked with covering affordable housing developers and originating LIHTC investments.
Keitt earned a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kristopher M. Dickson
Head of Real Estate Corporate & Investment Banking
Kris Dickson is the Head of Real Estate Corporate & Investment Banking, a team who meets the capital and strategic advisory needs of Truist’s REIT, Real Estate Fund, and Public Homebuilder clients. This includes providing capital markets, merger & acquisition, bank financing, treasury management, and depository solutions. He is based in Atlanta. Kris began his career with Truist via joining SunTrust in 2003.
Before SunTrust, Mr. Dickson was an investment banker in Lehman Brothers’ New York office, where he was a member of the Financial Institutions Group and advised clients on capital raising and merger & acquisition activities.
Mr. Dickson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Mathematics at Millsaps College and received his Master of Business Administration from Duke University at its Fuqua School of Business.
Head of Truist Real Estate Capital
Marcy Fink is Head of Truist Real Estate Capital, focused on positioning assets for the takeout markets, including Truist’ s balance sheet.
Marcy has over 20 years of experience in real estate banking focused on debt structuring, credit and syndicated finance. Most recently she managed strategy and operations for SunTrust’s commercial real estate business; however, much of her experience has centered on helping clients manage, grow and develop projects in major urban markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. She has experience in large, super regional and regional banking organizations having worked with both PNC, Bank of America and their predecessor organizations.
Marcy’s early career was in architecture. She earned a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Iowa State University and a MBA from Cornell University.
Head of Enablement and Transformation for Truist CIG Commercial Real Estate
Mary Scott is the Head of Enablement and Transformation for Truist CIG Commercial Real Estate.
Mary’s career at Truist and its predecessors has spanned over 22 years and included various roles in Commercial Lending, Training and Development and Project Management.
Mary holds a BA in Communications and an MBA in Finance from Mississippi State University.
Head of Credit Delivery
Steve Maney is the Head of Credit Delivery for the Truist Commercial Real Estate line of business. He is responsible for the Underwriting and Portfolio Management activities within Commercial Real Estate including Private Developers, REITs, Affordable Housing as well as Low Income Housing Tax Credit and New Market Tax Originations.
Steve has over 35 years of banking and real estate finance experience and leadership including Commercial, Retail, CRE credit risk roles as well as origination.
Steve graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Management Information Systems.