Ms. McLain has over 30 years of experience in real estate finance, advisory and acquisitions. She is currently a Partner in Mermel & McLain Management LLC and President of Tenantwise, Inc.
Prior to Mermel & McLain and Tenantwise, Ms. McLain was a Vice President of Corsair Group, a corporate real estate advisory group.
Prior to joining Corsair in 1994, Ms. McLain had been a Vice President/Portfolio Manager for First Nationwide Bank where she completed over $150MM in troubled office and multifamily loan workouts.
Prior to her employment at First Nationwide, Ms. McLain worked in Columbia University’s Investment Office where she was responsible for redesigning and implementing the Residential Loan Program for Columbia faculty.
Prior to her experience at Columbia, she worked as asset manager and developer for a portfolio of office and commercial properties for her family’s real estate development company, McLain Development, in Alabama. Before joining McLain, she was an Assistant Treasurer and Controller for Trion Properties, a commercial office developer in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to her employment at Trion, she was a Senior Audit Supervisor, Real Estate and Finance Group, at Arthur Andersen and Company for three years.
Ms. McLain has originated, structured and acquired interests in 48 Wall Street, 660 Madison Avenue and 104 West 40th Street in Manhattan.
Ms. McLain graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting with honors from Emory University and received an M.B.A. in Finance from the Columbia Business School. She was a Certified Public Accountant during her years at Arthur Anderson, Trion, McLain Commercial Real Estate, and Corsair.