The wait is over and Real Estate Capital USA is delighted to announce the winners for its inaugural awards, which celebrate the best in the US commercial real estate finance industry.

The nominations and winners reflect what we believe will be the next iteration of the US commercial real estate credit market. Banks, alternative lenders and advisers are at the forefront of a sea change in the sector as they work with borrowers seeking to adapt their properties to significant changes in user demand and provide balance in sectors where demand has often outstripped supply.

The awards were structured around the frameworks of our affiliate titles, Real Estate Capital Europe and PERE, and we were fortunate to be able to work with them on the parameters for categories, nominations and the composition of the final short list.

The process for our inaugural awards began in January, when we invited you to tell us why your organization should be considered for one or more of our 12 categories. Online voting opened in February, with guidelines that prevented voters from voting for their own companies and barring votes from non-company emails. After a thorough evaluation of the results, we confirmed the winners.

Our entire editorial team would like to congratulate the winners, runners up and other market participants who have helped to make our inaugural awards a success. We hope you enjoy finding out the results. The winners are the lenders and deals that our readers deemed the best of 2021.