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As a result, a painstaking dive into the companies behind the big-number deals—as well as due consideration to fearsome feats of entrepreneurship among some of the field’s newest entrants—went into crowning our champions of real estate deal-making.
Volumes were up nearly across the board, creating a dog-eat-dog environment where firms had to sprint ahead merely to stay in place among our ranks.
It’s that brand of dynamism—shared in different ways by all our honorees—that writes the stories that fill our pages all year long.
Wells Fargo’s Doug Mazer and Kara Mc Shane battled their way to the top of our most competitive list in recent memory on the sheer strength of the eye-watering numbers that tell the story of their record-setting 2017.
And CBRE’s Tom Traynor and James Millon turned in a stellar debut performance we couldn’t ignore, arranging .1 billion in debt in just their first eight months on the job.
In the world of securitized mortgages, the era of risk retention opened more space between the haves and the have-nots, pushing the most aggressive CMBS shops into some of our top spots.
The deal is collateralized by three Class-A office buildings and four class-B office buildings in the Rosslyn district of Arlington, Va.
Their wake propelled some of our honorees’ impressive leaps this year, like Walker & Dunlop’s jump to the No. Finally, we made sure to tip our hats to the market’s envelope-pushers, outfits like Bank of the Ozarks (No.