Katherine (Katy) Gnapp, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Head of Commercial Real Estate Banking. Katy Gnapp is responsible for the client management team delivering Bank of America’s products and services to commercial real estate and community development bank clients across the country.
Based in Chicago, IL, Ms. Gnapp manages 13 market teams which provide banking and advisory services to over 2,000 real estate clients. Ms. Gnapp has been with Bank of America and related subsidiaries and predecessor institutions since 1982. She previously held positions as CREB Regional Executive – West Region, CREB Division Executive – Central Region, CREB Credit Product Executive – Central Region, CREB Syndication Manager, Real Estate Syndicate Desk, Manager of the San Francisco Real Estate syndication team, Regional Manager for Midwest Real Estate Group responsible for origination and Real Estate Relationship Manager specializing in construction and corporate real estate lending.
Ms. Gnapp received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. She is past President of the Real Estate Lenders Association, a member of Real Estate Networking Trust, a member of ULI, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Ms. Gnapp serves on the National Home Aid America Board and previously on the Board of Community Investment Corporation.