Ernest Katai is executive vice president, head of production and a member of the Berkadia Management Committee. Mr. Katai has been with Berkadia and its predecessor companies for 24 years, becoming the branch manager of the Detroit office in 2003. Since Mr. Katai was named head of production in 2014, the mortgage banking division achieved growth volume of 90%, while investment sales volume grew by 103% under his leadership.

In addition to his origination experience and leadership in commercial real estate, Mr. Katai previously held the position of adjunct professor at Walsh Business College, where he taught real estate finance and investments and directed independent studies and market research.

Education & Certifications

  • University of Detroit, MBA
  • University of Michigan, BA
  • State of Michigan Real Estate Broker License

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Urban Land Institute
  • ICSC
  • MBA
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