NORWALK, CT—Bradley J. Trotter, who has served as head of GE Capital Real Estate in Canada for the past three years, is now taking the helm across the continent. Trotter has been named president of GE Capital Real Estate—North America, succeeding Alec Burger, who last month was named global CEO after seven years as North American president. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Norwalk, CT.
During his tenure as president of GE Capital Real Estate in Canada, Trotter built strong commercial teams focused on growing loan originations. He also oversaw strategic initiatives to reduce and optimize the company’s equity portfolio, including the sale of 79 office and industrial assets in Greater Toronto.
Trotter joined GE at roughly the same time as his predecessor as GE Capital Real Estate president, coming to the company in 1990 through the Canadian Financial Management Program. Over the past 24 years, he has held a number of finance leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility across GE Capital’s consumer, commercial and real estate divisions in the US and Europe.
He’s been with the GE Capital Real Estate team since the fall of 2008, moving over to that division as CFO for Europe, based in Paris. Trotter began leading the Canada business as managing director in 2011.
Trotters now assumes management responsibilities for the US and Mexico as well as Canada, where GE Capital Real Estate continues to grow its lending business. The company says it will announce a new leader for its Canadian operations in the coming weeks.