About RELA
With over 20 years of continued service, RELA is the premier association for the real estate lending community. RELA has a reputation for building long-lasting and valuable relationships between industry professionals.  We pride ourselves in maintaining an exclusive membership for lenders and equity investors to ensure quality of membership and sponsorship.

Whether you are a lender or equity investor, RELA can help elevate your business.

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RELA is Growing
RELA is proud to announce the inception of its New Jersey Chapter, led by Mark Santasieri of TD Bank and Brian Sherlock of Provident Bank. Over the past year, RELA has been looking to expand nationally as the premier organization for real estate lenders.

If you are interested in leading a new RELA Chapter, please contact us.


Become a Sponsor!
"Riemer & Braunstein has welcomed the opportunity to continue to be a national sponsor of RELA. This sponsorship has provided our firm with a direct link to our real estate finance clients, colleagues and friends, as well as a forum to discuss and review trends in both the real estate finance marketplace and the overall development community. Due to the continued expanding breadth of RELA, we have utilized this network to stay in touch with the real estate markets in New York, Boston, Chicago, DC, and now New Jersey. We have found this affiliation to be an important part of our growth in these markets."

– Steve Weinstein
Chair, Banking and Finance Practice Area, Riemer & Braunstein


Our association is exclusively defined for lenders and equity investors who have capital under their own control. In fact, RELA members control more capital and underwrite hundreds of billions of dollars annually.  With its strong network of industry leaders, RELA provides its members with innovative, educational programming.

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Our membership is exclusive to institutions involved in commercial real estate debt and equity.  Members receive unparalleled access to networking, education and career growth opportunities.

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Organizations involved in RELA


Looking for exclusive exposure to real estate lenders and equity investors nationally and/or regionally?  RELA is the premier association for reaching your target audience.  

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Each quarter, RELA is conducting a survey of our members’ lending outlook and activity. The responses are analyzed by RELA’s economist partner, Dr. Sam Chandan of Chandan Economics, and publicized to increase our visibility as the premier real estate networking organization.


Recent Results:


2014 - Q1
2013 - Q3


View the past winners