• Matt Galligan

    Matt Galligan

    President, CIT Real Estate Finance

    Matthew (Matt) Galligan is President of CIT Real Estate Finance. His group provides stabilized, value-add and construction loans between $20 million and $50 million to highly experienced and well-capitalized developers in the office, retail, industrial and multi-family rental sectors.  

    Galligan’s areas of expertise include commercial real estate finance and commercial, construction, bridge and acquisition loans.

    Galligan most recently served as managing director and head of U.S. Property Finance for Bank of Ireland where, under his leadership, his team negotiated and closed more than 30 transactions totaling $2 billion. 

    Before joining Bank of Ireland, Galligan served as executive vice president for Real Estate Capital Markets at DebtX. He has also worked for Fleet Boston Financial, Bank of Boston and Chase Manhattan in executive-level positions in credit, real estate lending, debt distribution and capital markets. Galligan sits on the Commercial Real Estate Board of Governors for the Mortgage Bankers Association and serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity New York City. 

    Galligan received a BA in Economics/Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business.