Stephen Calk is in the national media glare because his small Chicago-based bank made two enormous loans to Paul Manafort, President Trump's onetime campaign manager. Here’s a look at Calk's career and how he ended up in this spot.
Five deals launched in the first week include another whole loan participation in New York's GM Building, as well as a single-borrower ABS for the Park Avenue office tower complex that includes Facebook and Buzzfeed as tenants.
On the first big day of 2Q results, bankers said their investments in middle-market lending have started paying off. JPMorgan Chase and PNC have added commercial loan officers in new markets across the country.
From the Trump administration's initial efforts at reg relief and GSE reform to dramatic shifts in the servicing landscape, here's a look back at the top stories shaping the mortgage industry during the first half of 2017.