Meridian Capital Group Appoints Andrew Bon Salle and Pat Jackson to its Board

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Meridian Capital Group, one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate finance, investment sales and retail leasing advisors, today announced the appointment of two leading real estate financing executives, Andrew Bon Salle and Pat Jackson, as independent members of its Board, effective immediately.

“Andrew and Pat are two of the most distinguished figures in housing finance and I am excited to welcome them to the Board as we continue to build Meridian into a world-class company,” said Brian Brooks, Meridian’s Chairman and CEO. “Their independent voices and deep sector expertise will be invaluable as we navigate evolving economic pressures facing the commercial real estate industry and look to take advantage of the opportunities in front of us.”

Mr. Bon Salle has more than three decades of experience in the housing finance industry. At Fannie Mae, he served as Executive Vice President of the company’s single-family mortgage business where he was responsible for the performance of the $3.5 trillion credit portfolio, held leadership roles in capital markets and credit functions, and also worked in Fannie Mae’s multifamily business. Most recently, he served as Executive Chairman of Home Point Capital, a top 15 mortgage originator and servicer.

“I’m thrilled to join this seasoned Board and contribute my governance and industry expertise to Meridian as the commercial real estate market and regulatory landscape evolve,” said Bon Salle.

Mr. Jackson brings more than 40 years of experience in financial services and multifamily lending to the Board. He serves as CEO and Chief Investment Officer of real estate investment manager Sabal Investment Holdings, having previously founded and led Sabal Capital Partners. Prior to Sabal, he was the CEO of IndyMac Commercial Lending Corporation, a nationwide small balance commercial and multifamily lending platform.

“Meridian is a leader in the commercial lending market and I look forward to working with my fellow Board members to provide fiduciary oversight of the company and help to institutionalize the firm,” said Jackson.

Bon Salle and Jackson bring Meridian’s Board to seven members, including its Founder and Senior Chairman, Ralph Herzka. Meridian has arranged more than $550 billion in commercial real estate financing for more than 11,000 customers since its founding. The company has repeatedly been the number one commercial mortgage broker by transaction count and a top-five broker by dollar volume.

About Meridian Capital Group

Founded in 1991, Meridian Capital Group is one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate finance, investment sales and retail leasing advisors. In 2023, Meridian closed over $27.4 billion in financing in 43 states across 269 unique lenders. Meridian represents many of the world’s leading real estate investors and developers and the company’s expansive platform has specialized practices for a broad array of property types including office, retail, multifamily, hotel, mixed-use, industrial, and healthcare and senior housing properties. Meridian is headquartered in New York City with offices in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, and California. Learn more at