Merchants Capital Promotes Evan Gibson to Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

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Evan Gibson
Gibson leads the platform, which creates liquidity and capital relief for Merchants Bank and aids Merchants Capital in providing innovative financing solutions for multifamily and affordable housing developments nationwide. He previously served as Senior Vice President.

Leading financial services provider Merchants Capital announced the promotion of Evan Gibson to Executive Vice President, Capital Markets.

Gibson’s team has securitized or transferred risk on more than $5.2 billion in multifamily and healthcare loans from Merchants Bank’s balance sheet, resulting in significant capital relief. The team has expanded Merchants’ pool of institutional investors and risk transfer structures, assumed greater ownership in investor relations, and executed multiple innovative securitizations under the Freddie Mac Q-Series program.

Evan Gibson originated Merchants’ capital markets platform in 2020, growing it from a one-person operation to a team that plays a strategic role in the Merchants ecosystem.

“Evan’s achievements would be significant in any market, but to consistently execute through the recent interest rate and market cycle is remarkable,” said Brian Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer at Merchants Capital. “The strength in Merchants’ capital markets and investor relations platforms is a direct reflection of Evan’s leadership—now evidenced in the multifaceted team he is growing. We applaud his well-deserved promotion and look forward to his continued impact on our company.”

Previously the head of direct lending at a top U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lender, Gibson also worked as a commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) bond trader and market maker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Gibson is a military veteran and former Infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Washington.

With more than 30 years of success built on putting people first, Merchants Capital is a proven leader in financing for multifamily housing nationwide. Our licenses with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD/FHA, in addition to our bank’s balance sheet products, allow us to offer custom solutions with agility and ease of execution, expanding access to housing in meaningful and impactful ways. Recognized as atop five affordable lender, Merchants Capital pairs our comprehensive debt offerings with in-house tax credit equity to provide a one-stop-shop for developers and owners. To learn more about Merchants Capital, visitwww.merchantscapital.com.