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Xavier Salinas

Xavier Salinas



Began his career as an analyst

Promoted to VP last October

Committed to addressing national shortage of affordable multifamily

Xavier Salinas is a VP in Lument’s New York office. He coordinates the origination process by working with different functional areas of the business to execute on debt placements. Notably, Salinas has quickly become the person people turn to when they have a question. 

His competence and success has received widespread notice, and both colleagues and clients consistently seek his advice regarding loan structuring and origination processes. Salinas has proven himself through an impressive track record and has become well respected by his associates and by reputable commercial real estate companies across the country.

Salinas began his career as an analyst at Lument’s predecessor, Hunt Real Estate Capital, in 2015. During this time, he evaluated more 700 investments with an aggregate value in excess of $9.5 billion. Salinas was part of a team that transacted on deals totaling $1.5 billion between various asset classes including multifamily, office, self-storage, retail & industrial. 

He now focuses on multifamily and works closely with clients to originate permanent, fixed/floating rate debt for financing or refinancing stabilized workforce housing projects. He takes great pride in his work and remains committed to helping strengthen underserved communities and addressing the nation’s shortage of affordable multifamily housing by facilitating the acquisition, rehab, and refinance of multifamily properties in all regions of the U.S. 

These are just a few reasons we chose Salinas as one of the National 2021 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fifth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).