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Derek Kirma

Vice President, Sales
Headshot of Derek Kirma, Vice President at Arbor Realty Trust.

Derek Kirma is responsible for originating all of Arbor’s loan offerings, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, SFR Portfolios, CMBS, Private Label, Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity transactions.

Mr. Kirma has over a decade of experience in commercial real estate lending. Prior to his current position at Arbor, he served as a multifamily loan originator for Banner Bank. Previous to that, he was a Senior Vice President of commercial real estate lending at Bank of the West, where he built loan production teams and financed multiple commercial real estate asset classes.

Mr. Kirma received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.

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San Diego, CA

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