Mark A. Trossman

Mark A. Trossman

Mr. Trossman has specialized in traditional real estate investment products of debt and equity during a career that spans over 35 years of commercial real estate lending, equity investments, real estate administration/management, financial analysis, joint venture supervision/oversight, and training and profit/loss responsibilities for several real estate commercial lending offices in multiple states. He began his career with Metropolitan Life in the real estate investment division and later with Mellon Mortgage and several other prominent real estate financing firms. Mr. Trossman earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.


Maritime Capital Management Partners, Frankfort, Illinois
Partner and Director, 2010-present
Own and Operate commercial ships

Citizens Financial Bank, Darien, Illinois
Senior Commercial Loan Officer, 2006-2008
Real Estate and Business Loans with over $100,000,000 presented to bank. Pipeline at about $60,000,000+ in real estate loans.

M. Trossman and Associates, Northbrook, Illinois
President, 2003 – 2006
Real Estate Investments for own investment account.

Dwinn – Shaffer & Company, Chicago, Illinois
Vice President, 2000 – 2003
Income Property Loan Originations for Midwest mortgage banking company. Worked on retail, apartment, condominium, warehouse and office transactions.

NorthPoint Capital, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Vice President, 1999 – 2000
Income Property Loan Originations for newly formed mortgage banking company. Closed primarily apartment transactions.

HSA/Wexford Bancgroup, L.L.C., Chicago, Illinois
Senior Loan Officer (National Office), 1998 – 1999
Income Property Loan Originations for mortgage loan conduit. Over $90,000,000 in
process when interest rate market crashed, closed about $10,000,000.

Mellon Mortgage Company, Chicago, Illinois
Vice President (Midwest Office), 1996 – 1998
Income Property Loan Originations for conduit, Freddie Mac, and FNMA DUS Programs. Many loans in process when originations division terminated. Acquired Metmor Financial, Inc. from Metropolitan and ended operations in1998.

M. Trossman and Associates, Glenview, Illinois
President, 1993 – 1996
Provided real estate finance services, including mortgage banking and consulting. Brokered approximately $35 mm in apartment loans.

Metmor Financial, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Regional Vice President (Midwest Office), 1985 – 1992
Managed the Oakbrook Terrace office and four Midwest branch offices (Minneapolis, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati) for this mortgage banking company, wholly owned by Metropolitan Life and engaged in the financing of commercial real estate. Negotiated and structured transactions; originated new securitized mortgage programs; and oversaw investment analysis, legal documentation, and loan closing. Clients included major life insurance company and large, locally prominent bank. Company’s individual top mortgage loan producer three out of six years.

The Phillipsborn Company, Chicago, Illinois
Vice President, 1984 – 1985
Originated, negotiated, and structured transactions for this mortgage banking company involved in the financing and acquisition of commercial real estate. Took projects from investment analysis and legal documentation to closing. Worked on retail, warehouse, apartment and office loans.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Oakbrook, Illinois
Manager, Real Estate Investments Division, 1976 – 1983
Responsible for the selecting, acquiring, and managing major commercial real estate investments. Negotiated and structured equity investments, joint venture investments, and mortgages. Position involved investments analysis, documentation issuance, and investment closings. Directed asset management group responsible for more than $400 million in properties. These duties included training and supervising staff, overseeing property managers, developing budgets, approving capital expenditures, negotiating leases, and preparing annual property appraisals.

Banco Mortgage Company, Chicago, Illinois
Investment Analyst, 1975 – 1976
Duties included canvassing for prospective clients, site analysis, investment analysis, and preparation of completed appraisal/underwriting package for presentation to investors.

Omni Offices, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Regional Manager, 1973 – 1974
Responsible for daily operation and profit/loss of fully staffed and equipped office leasing facility.


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois. Attended 1971-1973
The University of Wisconsin at Madison. Degree: B.A. in History, 1971.
Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana. High School Diploma, 1965.


U.S. Air Force. Date of service: 1970-1973. Discharge: Honorable