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Matt Galligan

President, Real Estate Finance

Matthew (Matt) Galligan is President of CIT’s Real Estate Finance business. 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.

He 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.

Every year since 2013, Galligan has been named by the Commercial Observer to its “Power 50” list of the most important figures in real estate finance. The Catalog for Giving, which supports underserved children in New York City, honored Galligan in 2017. That same year he was also honored by Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), which works to reduce recidivism. He currently sits on the advisory boards of both organizations, and also serves on Habitat for Humanity’s Leadership Council. He is a member of the board of directors for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Galligan received a bachelor’s degree in economics-accounting from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA in finance from New York University Stern School of Business.