Wintrust Expand Commercial Real Estate Services to Colorado, Hire Andy Kolos as CO Market President

Wintrust Expand Commercial Real Estate Services to Colorado, Hire Andy Kolos as CO Market President

Wintrust Expand Commercial Real Estate Services to Colorado, Hire Andy Kolos as CO Market President

Wintrust Expand Commercial Real Estate Services to Colorado, Hire Andy Kolos as CO Market President


DENVER, CO – Oct 2021 – Wintrust is proud to announce the expansion of its Commercial Real Estate team, starting with the hire of Andy Kolos as Colorado President. Wintrust Commercial Real Estate, CO, will be headquartered in Denver, but will serve the needs of the broader Colorado market, including the Front Range and mountain communities.

“We think this move is a great expansion to our current services,” said Wintrust President, Founder & CEO Edward J. Wehmer. “Wintrust Commercial Real Estate has always called Chicago home, and we’re exciting to bring our expertise and specialty services to the Colorado market. We believe this move into Colorado will not only help expand our $7 billion real estate portfolio, but also create the same level of community our Chicago clients experience.”

Wintrust Commercial Real Estate will work with developers, investors and property managers that are looking for flexible lending solutions and various length term loans. Clients of Wintrust can expect lending solutions for buying or refinancing commercial buildings, financing upcoming construction projects and rehab loans, bridge loans and value-add projects. The group also has extensive working knowledge in the construction and ownership of retail centers, office developments, industrial and warehouse spaces, multifamily properties, self-storage and senior housing.

“Wintrust has been a leader in this space, and I’m glad to be spearheading this expansion that will serve the greater good of the Colorado market,” says Andy Kolos, Wintrust Colorado Market President. “There’s a lot of energy and excitement around this opportunity, and a true entrepreneurial spirit our company has brought here.”

For the past 11 years, Kolos has been actively engaged in all facets of commercial real estate banking in the Denver community. Previously with BBVA USA, Mr. Kolos built a substantial commercial real estate portfolio with Denver based sponsors, which was diversified across office, multifamily, industrial, retail, with a focus on construction lending. He specializes in banking and debt markets, relationship building, and commercial real estate underwriting and market analysis.

In addition to traditional lending services, Wintrust will also provide access to a full suite of treasury management products and services, private wealth management, syndications and capital markets and commercial banking.

“These are the kind of value-added benefits our clients in Colorado can expect from Wintrust,” said Bart Johnson, Executive Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Market Head. “While our commitment to Colorado starts with Commercial Real Estate, our expansion is backed by a bank with over 30 years of experience. We’re bringing a plethora of knowledge, service and leadership to this market.”

Throughout the next several quarters, Wintrust will continue its expansion through new hires to the team and increasing its physical presence with office space in downtown Denver.


About Wintrust Commercial Real Estate

Wintrust Commercial Real Estate manages a $7 billion real estate portfolio and offers a variety of commercial real estate lending solutions— including commercial mortgages and construction loans—with flexible financing and various length term loans.


About Wintrust

Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of over $47 billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while providing service-based community banking to every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with over 180 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units.

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