Commercial Real Estate

Lee Fernandez

Vice President, Commercial Real Estate

Lee is responsible for the development of commercial real estate loan business including commercial construction projects, real estate acquisitions, and refinancing opportunities throughout the Bank’s Connecticut market area. Lee is specifically focused on multi-family apartments, medical, industrial, and retail asset classes.

Lee has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and commercial real estate industries with specific portfolio management experience of Commercial & Industrial, Commercial Real Estate and Small Business loans. Prior to joining Washington Trust, Lee served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Ion Bank in Naugatuck, CT.

Lee holds a bachelor’s degree from Post University. A Connecticut resident, Lee is actively involved in his community, serving as a Coach in the Pomperaug Youth Football league. He is also a member of the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) and is involved in the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce as well as the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. He is an avid supporter of both the United Way and Junior Achievement chapters in Connecticut.

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