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Betty Chilese

Senior VP, Portfolio Manager – Real Estate Debt

Betty joined Washington Capital’s San Francisco office in 2012. In 2017, she became the Assistant Portfolio Manager of the Real Estate Debt strategy and became the Portfolio Manager in 2022. She assists the Senior Portfolio Manager in identifying new products and markets as well as developing strategic portfolio positioning plans. She supplies the production team with strategic direction on individual loan transactions, including deal structure optimization advice.

Betty graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Psychology and began her career in commercial real estate lending in 1989. Prior to her career at Washington Capital, Betty was Senior Commercial Loan Underwriter at Column Financial (Conduit) from 2005-2008, where she analyzed broker submissions, underwrote commercial real estate loans, and managed contract underwriting vendors. Before that, Betty worked from 1989-1998 at Citibank as Senior Vice President, in which role she managed the underwriting and closing of commercial real estate loans and served on the Loan Committee.

Betty served on the Savings Association Mortgage Co. Board of Directors for several years in the 1990s.


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