Bringing Wall Street to Main Street
CoreVest (previously Colony American Finance) was founded in 2014 to meet the demand for affordable debt capital by a broad range of residential real estate investors. Our experience and scale enabled us to provide attractively priced loans and bring investment financing from “Wall Street” to “Main Street”.
CoreVest has since funded more than 140,000 units and closed over $20 billion in loans, becoming the leading lender to residential investors nationwide. This is a result of our relentless focus on providing investors with the products they need and the service they deserve.
“CoreVest prides itself on flexibility and reliability. We find ways to get deals done and help our clients grow their businesses.”
CoreVest Senior Leadership Team
Chief Credit Officer
Micaela Lumpkin has 15 years of experience in real estate finance. As Chief Credit Officer of CoreVest, she is responsible for the oversight and administration of credit practices, loan policies and procedures. Prior to joining CoreVest, Ms. Lumpkin spent nearly a decade at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a Senior Associate, practicing in the Real Estate and Finance group, where she focused on the acquisition of distressed debt, as well as both mortgage and mezzanine financing. Ms. Lumpkin received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Chief Investment Officer
Michael Peerson has more than 15 years of experience in the finance industry. As Chief Investment Officer of CoreVest, he is responsible for leading capital markets initiatives, oversight of strategy and positioning of products, as well as new product development and expanded distribution efforts. Prior to joining CoreVest, Michael was a Director at Wells Fargo Securities, where he traded Non-Agency MBS securities. In that role, he was a market-maker providing liquidity, assessing relative value, and managing risk across multiple Non-Agency MBS securities and subsectors.
While at Wells Fargo Securities, Michael also held positions trading CMBS, Consumer ABS, and Agency MBS. Before joining the trading group at Wells Fargo Securities, he was a Collateral Manager for an actively managed CRE CDO. Prior to Wells Fargo, Michael worked in investment banking within the Debt Capital Markets Group at Wachovia Securities. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Finance from the University of Florida and is a CFA Charterholder.
Chief Marketing Officer
Tuan Pham has more than 20 years of experience leading high performance marketing teams and programs for real estate and finance firms, from rising tech startups to established Fortune 500 companies. As Chief Marketing Officer, Tuan is responsible for leading the overall marketing strategy, branding, and lead generation efforts for CoreVest. Prior to joining CoreVest, he was Vice President of Marketing at RealtyMogul, an innovative fintech company that developed an early online marketplace for real estate investing.
Previously, Tuan was Director of Investor Marketing for a private REIT. He also served on the national marketing team at CBRE, a leading commercial real estate group and Fortune 500 company. Prior to CBRE, he was Executive Director for a niche marketing agency that represented local real estate and finance brands. Tuan currently serves on the advisory board of the Customer Experience Program for Rutgers University and the University of California Irvine. He holds bachelor and master’s degrees in Creative Writing and Business Administration from the University of California Riverside.
Managing Director, Head of Sales
Marc Heenan is Head of Sales at CoreVest. In this role, Mr. Heenan is responsible for the oversight and administration of CoreVest’s production team. Prior to his current role, Mr. Heenan launched CoreVest’s third-party origination (TPO) channel which acquires loans from a national network of loan originators. Before joining CoreVest, Mr. Heenan spent almost seven years as Head of Originations for PeerStreet, a marketplace for real estate backed loans. Mr. Heenan also spent five years at OneWest Bank (now First Citizens Bank), where he helped manage the firm’s distressed commercial real estate portfolio and launch the commercial real estate bridge lending program. Mr. Heenan has over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate finance with leadership positions in production, underwriting and asset management. Mr. Heenan received his B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and his M.B.A from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Managing Director, Legal & Compliance
Michael Minck serves as Managing Director, Legal and Compliance. In his role, Michael is responsible for building and leading the Legal Department in its effort to provide legal support to the various business units, as well as managing the internal legal and litigation matters for CoreVest. Prior to joining CoreVest in 2018, he spent 15 years in various legal and general counsel roles across the residential lending sector, supervising legal and compliance obligations for retail origination platforms. Michael holds a J.D. from Whittier Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from University of California, Irvine.
Managing Director, Asset Management
George Younes has more than 25 years of commercial and residential real estate asset management experience with a well demonstrated ability to recruit and lead Special Assets teams for commercial banks, thrifts, and commercial mortgage bankers. George has managed large teams of commercial loan servicing staff as well as large teams of commercial and residential loan special credits/special assets, commercial loan closing, and construction loan and commercial and residential loan administration operations staff. His Asset Management experience includes managing performing and non-performing loans against commercial and residential properties located across the U.S. for Aurora Bank (formerly known as Lehman Brothers Bank), for nearly seven years, and Washington Mutual Bank for over 12 years. George has direct experience with commercial/corporate real estate pricing and sales as well as complex loan workouts/restructures. In addition, he brings significant reporting experience with the capital markets teams, investor community and rating agencies. George holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics Degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada.