William Flaa directs the day-to-day operations of the analytics and underwriting team as well as debt placement. Having joined Encore in 2017, Mr. Flaa brings 30 years of experience in real estate including valuation, analysis and research, and mortgage capital analysis. He has overseen the underwriting, closing, and origination of numerous commercial mortgage loans involving all property types across the U.S. Previously, Mr. Flaa served as Managing Director at Cantor Commercial Real Estate (CCRE) and Regional Director at Goldman Sachs Commercial Mortgage Capital, L.P. (GSCMC), based in Dallas, Texas. During his tenure with both firms, he was responsible for the management of mortgage banking relationships, loan origination, and underwriting, and managing all aspects of the loan closing process. Mr. Flaa is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Real Estate and Finance. Affiliations and memberships include International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA), the North Texas Real Estate Council, and The Appraisal Institute (MAI).