Ernest DesRochers '80, '81 MBA


Managing Director

NorthMarq Capital

Ernie DesRochers ’80, ’81 MBA serves as senior vice president/co-managing director for NorthMarq at the New York metropolitan office. He co-manages the origination, underwriting, and structuring of commercial real estate loans for correspondent and agency lending institutions in the Tri-State area. Financing types includes debt, equity, and structured finance transactions across a broad array of property types including NNN leased, hotel, office, multi-family and industrial properties. Ernie has served as a member of the NorthMarq Executive Committee, the Administration Committee, and the Production Management Committee.

Ernie has over 38 years of experience in the life insurance, banking, and securitized real estate lending areas. He began his career in 1981 with the Travelers Insurance Company Real Estate Investment Department, holding several positions with the firm including his last as general manager of the Boston Field Office. Next, he transitioned to Legg Mason Real Estate Services (LMRES) mortgage banking division in 1988, which would later be acquired by NorthMarq Capital in 2003

He is a member of several professional associations including REFA, the ULI, the ICSC and the American Society of Real Estate Counselors. He also holds a Real Estate Broker license in Connecticut and New York, and a Real Estate Salesperson license in New Jersey.

In addition to his professional involvement he has been active in his local community servicing as a Zoning Commissioner (and past chairman) for seven years and board member and chairman of the Oak Hills Park Authority (four years). He is currently a board member of the UCONN Real Estate Advisory Council.

Ernie is a graduate of the University of Connecticut holding a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Real Estate (May 1980) and an MBA (December 1981).

“Giving back is important and having a way in which to provide career insight to a student is a great thing. There is a lot of “noise” in the world and a mentor can help a student filter that out and develop a plan for long term success.”

– Ernest DesRochers ’80, ’81 MBA

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