Who am I?

Rick Jones is a capital markets and securitization practitioner highly rated by both Chambers, USA  and Legal 500.  A leader in the industry, a recipient of both the CREFC Founders Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) for his leadership.  Rick publishes widely and speaks on a wide range of issues effecting the capital markets and mortgage finance.  He is a past president of the CRE Finance Council; a founder of the Commercial Real Estate Institute (CRI); a member and past governor of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a former chair of its Capital Markets Committee; and a member of the Commercial Mortgage Board of Governors (COMBOG) of the MBA. Mr. Jones is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, serving on its Capital and Credit Policy Advisory Committee. He also serves as the chairman of CRE Finance Council’s PAC.

What can you expect?

 My commentaries cover the capital markets with a focus on commercial real estate (CRE Capital markets, CRE CLO), securitization, regulatory inanity and market developments.  I share my insights from a busy capital markets practice. 

Why should you read Crunched Credit?

If it can break (and has broken before), I’m worried about it and probably talking about it on these pages.  Shouldn’t you know what is keeping me up at night?