Melissa Band is a Managing Director on the Capital Markets team. She is responsible for the capital markets and structured finance needs of Värde’s real estate investments, in addition to relationship management of key accounts. Based in New York, she joined the firm in 2019.
Prior to joining Värde, Melissa was a Vice President in the CRE Capital Markets & Finance group at Wells Fargo Securities where she focused on securitization execution and capital markets analysis across CRE CLOs, Conduit, Agency and other CRE-backed capital markets transactions. Prior to her time at Wells Fargo, Melissa spent time working at Ernst & Young, focused on CMBS and other fixed income products as part of the Structured Products Advisory group.
Melissa graduated summa cum laude as the class valedictorian with a B.S. in Finance and minor in Economics from James Madison University.