Michael Larsen Joins Merchants Capital as Chief Financial Officer

Michael Larsen
Michael Larsen oversees Merchants’ accounting and finance platform and is based in the New York office.

Leading financial services provider Merchants Capital announced the addition of Michael Larsen to its executive leadership team in the new role of Chief Financial Officer.

The position was created in response to Merchants’ organizational growth and platform complexity with expansion in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndications, multifamily & healthcare securitizations and growing agency platform.

Larsen brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the position. He most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Lument, a leading agency lender. In these roles, he provided executive leadership for all aspects of real estate lending and investment management for a platform with $16 billion in annual volume and $50 billion in assets under management. Prior to that role, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Hunt Real Estate Capital and Centerline Capital Group, a publicly traded mortgage banking and investment management company. Larsen began his career in real estate consulting and structured finance practices at Arthur Andersen.

“Mike brings a deep understanding of both agency lending and LIHTC syndications, which are core to Merchants’ growth plans,” said Michael Dury, President and Chief Executive Officer at Merchants Capital. “His skillsets and leadership proficiency complement those of our executive team, and I can’t wait to see the positive impact he will have on our entire organization.”

Larsen received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

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.