2017 URBAN HEROES AWARDS BENEFIT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 - THE PIERRE, NEW YORK CITY
Celebrating The Catalog for Giving's 2017 Urban Heroes
On October 11, 2017 The Catalog will host the 2017 Urban Heroes Awards Benefit at The Pierre. At the event we will celebrate a Young Urban Hero from each of our partner programs and their hard work to transform their lives. We will also honor two Corporate Urban Heroes, Matthew Galligan, President of Real Estate Finance, CIT Bank, N.A. and Robert C. Lieber, Executive Managing Director, C-III Capital Partners. Proceeds from the Urban Heroes Awards Benefit support The Catalog’s inspiring youth development member programs serving thousands of children throughout New York City. You can purchase tickets, reserve a table, or purchase an ad above or by completing this form and emailing Catalog@cmevents.net or calling 347.545.2240. For journal ad specifications please click here.
President, Real Estate Finance, CIT Bank, N.A.
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 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’s areas of expertise include commercial real estate finance and commercial, construction, bridge and acquisition loans.
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.
Robert C. Lieber
Executive Managing Director, C-III Capital Partners
Robert Lieber joined C-III Capital Partners in August 2010 as an Executive Managing Director. Mr. Lieber joined C-III after having served under New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. Mr. Lieber also serves as an Executive Managing Director of Island Capital Group and a Vice President for Anubis Advisors, which provides strategic planning, executive management, restructuring, M&A and other financial services to Island Capital Group’s portfolio companies, including C-III Capital Partners.
Prior to joining the Bloomberg administration in January of 2007, Mr. Lieber retired from Lehman Brothers after 23 years, serving most recently as a Managing Director in Lehman's Real Estate Private Equity Fund and before that as the Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking.
Institutional Investor Magazine recognized Mr. Lieber’s efforts and honored him with the "Deal of the Year" awards in 1998 and 2003. Mr. Lieber also received the title "Financier of the Year" in 2005 by Commercial Property News. He serves as a Trustee and Secretary of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and acts as Chairman of the New York District of ULI. He served as former Vice Chairman of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lieber holds a BA from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Wharton School.