Charlie Knudsen, CFA, CRI is the Managing Director and a founding principal of QuadCapital. Charlie is responsible for the overall direction of QuadCapital including marketing, capital market relationships, business development as well as loan origination and underwriting. Charlie is a CFA charterholder and a CRI Charter holder. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers and the past Chairman of the Life Mortgage and Real Estate Officers Council.

Charlie has been actively involved in industry-related issues and has contributed his time and expertise to numerous initiatives throughout his 20+ year career including his most recent leadership in the Chartered Realty Investor Society, a not-for-profit organization that developed the CRI designation for commercial real estate investment professionals. Charlie is a founding Board of Governor, the immediate past President (2005-2006) and currently an Executive Committee member of the Chartered Realty Investor Society.

Prior to forming QuadCapital, Charlie was a Vice President of a registered investment advisor responsible for managing approximately $6 billion in assets for two Midwestern based life insurance companies. As a member of its senior management team, Charlie had broad based responsibilities in the areas of establishing investment strategy, asset allocation, investment transaction approval, and overall management of the company.

Charlie is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management - Finance, cum laude, with minors in Mathematics and Economics and a Masters of Business Administration.



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