Clark has joined Bolour Associates as senior director of lending.

LOS ANGELES—Karine Clark has joined real estate investment, development and finance company Bolour Associates as senior director of lending. In this new role, Clark will work to originate commercial mortgages throughout the southwest region, which consists of California, Arizona, Texas and Nevada. The position will augment the firm’s private lending team.

Clark has 25 years of experience working in the financing space for commercial real estate. Her impressive resume includes positions with Security Pacific Bank, Cal National Bank and U.S. Bank. Most recently, she served as a managing director at Avistone Capital Corp., where she spearheaded the origination of bridge, permanent and construction loans. While at Avistone Capital, Clark also placed equity on multifamily and hospitability projects on the West Coast.

According to Elliot Shirwo, Clark’s “depth of experience” will help nurture the firm’s established mortgage broker relationships as well as help the firm’s lending team maintain a reputation of certainty of closing and timeliness. Clark was not available to comment before the publication of this story.

The recovering market pushed several finance firms into expansion mode. One example of this trend is Transwestern, which recently welcomed John Swartz and Josh Kaplan to the capital markets team as SVPs. The duo was hired due to the thriving multifamily market in Southern California, and will focus on multifamily investment sales and development.