Andrea Bryan has joined risk advisory and financial services firm NewOak as a managing director in its credit services group.
Bryan brings more than 20 years of experience in U.S. and international structured finance markets, along with in-depth knowledge of commercial real estate (CRE), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).
Prior to NewOak, she spent 15 years at Standard and Poor's, where she was responsible for credit analysis, surveillance and criteria development for early CMBS transactions and analyzed a variety of CRE deals ranging from non-performing loans (NPLs), conduit and large loan CMBS, and CRE CDOs. More specifically, she was the lead analyst on more than $5 billion of CRE securitizations, including several large asset securitizations throughout New York City and around the U.S. She established the methodology and rated the first CRE CDOs and CMBS real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC) transactions.
Later, Bryan was seconded to S&P's international team and worked on CMBS transactions in Europe and Asia-Pacific. She was subsequently appointed head of the Structured Finance team in Tokyo, where she managed a team of 20 analysts responsible for rating all securitizations in the region and was also a member of the executive management team responsible for implementing business strategy in the region.
She returned to the U.S. in 2004 to become the regional practice leader for the North America structured credit ratings team responsible for rating pooled credit derivatives transactions.
In her new role, Bryan will be responsible for credit risk management and operating advisor services for structured products.