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CHICAGO-Builders Bank is aiming to loan $300 million before the end of this year to entrepreneurial real estate developers. The Downtown bank’s commercial real estate emphasis will be on bridge loans, assets in transition, special property types and borrowers with unusual financing needs looking for $1 million to $20 million in financing.

The goal follows the naming of Michael Winter, former president of First Bank/Illinois, as chairman and CEO earlier this year. He was in charge of the bank’s real estate loan portfolio of more than $1 billion.

The bank at 225 N. LaSalle St. also has expanded its staff to include three executive vice presidents: Charlene Madura, former vice president at First Bank/Illinois; Lee Pollock, former executive vice president of Capri Capital and Margaret Fogarty DeWoskin, former senior vice president of Hilco Real Estate.

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