September 15, 2020

River City Bank expands CRE lending to Texas and several Western states with hire of Curtis Brunton

Former Bay Area banker to focus on commercial real estate as SVP, Business Development Officer based in Austin

SACRAMENTO, CA – River City Bank announces the addition of Curtis Brunton as Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer. Brunton, who is based in Austin, TX, will be responsible for developing new business, with a focus on originating commercial real estate (CRE) loans throughout Texas and specific states in the western U.S. He brings more than 22 years of experience in loan origination and new business development, having most recently opened the San Francisco office for Morgan Stanley’s commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) group in 2017.

Curtis Brunton CRE Business Development

“Our team at River City Bank has experienced tremendous success in recent years,” said Dan Franklin, Director of Commercial Real Estate for River City Bank. “Now that we have begun to expand into new markets in Texas and other western states, we are excited to welcome a proven performer like Curtis to our team. We look forward to his business development efforts in growing markets such as Austin, which will serve as his home base.”

“River City Bank has a track record of success in the California market, particularly when it comes to commercial real estate lending,” said Curtis Brunton, SVP, Business Development Officer at River City Bank. “I am excited to extend those practices into new markets in Texas and other states in the West.”

As a CRE loan originator with Morgan Stanley based in San Francisco, Brunton focused on commercial lending throughout the western United States through mortgage banking clients and direct borrowers. Before opening that office with Morgan Stanley in 2017, he spent a total of 15 years with PGIM Real Estate Finance and 2 years as a Managing Director at Redwood Trust.

Brunton graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of Arizona.

About River City Bank

Named one of Sacramento Business Journal’s “50 Fastest Growing Companies” for each of the past six years, River City Bank is a leading boutique commercial bank throughout California with assets of over $4.9 billion. River City Bank offers a comprehensive suite of banking services, including loans, deposits, and cash management tools to the business, consumer, and commercial real estate sectors. With tailored, concierge-like level of service River City Bank redefines the banking experience and every touch point that surrounds it. River City Bank is the largest, independent, locally-owned and managed bank in the Sacramento region with an office in the San Francisco Bay Area and a presence in Southern California. For additional information, please visit or call (916) 567-2600. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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