Lonnie Hendry has played an integralrole in transforming Trepp’s businessdevelopment, product and research initiatives since joining the firm as VP ofcommercial real estate product management in 2019. With 18 years of industryexperience, Hendry is responsible forresearching, validating and improvingnew industry product initiatives. Whileleading the firm’s early success in theassessor space, Hendry was quickly promoted to additionally serve as head of Trepp’s advisory services,where he leads a team in identifying, implementing and executingadvisory opportunities across all verticals of the organization.Separately, Hendry serves as an instructor at Texas Tech Universityand as an adjunct real estate professor at Tarrant County College,teaching real estate appraisal and investment courses.
MESA WEST CAPITAL
With a dual degree in finance and accounting and a master’s
degree in hospitality, Jessica Hobbs appreciates the analytical
aspect of bridging each project’s beginning and end, while ensur-
ing clients’ goals are met. Hobbs has established herself as a key
asset to Mesa West Capital’s continued growth, cultivating new
investors, recruiting institutional part-
ners for open and closed-end debt funds,
expanding the firm’s investment oppor-
tunities and creating a lending portfolio
encompassing all major property types.
While serving as one of the firm’s most
active lenders, head of investor relations
and VP, Hobbs is also heavily involved
with the capital raising team. Utilizing
her expertise, resourcefulness and per-
sonable leadership, Hobbs has raised $3
billion from investors, alongside her
partner, since joining the firm in 2015.
RAHUL R. IDNANI
Upon building out TIAA’s asset management platform, Rahul Idnani identified the case, developed the financialanalysis and led the business team in the$6.25 billion acquisition of NuveenInvestments in 2014, which providedTIAA $230 billion in third party assets.In 2017, at 30 years old, Idnani thenbecame the global COO and head ofportfolio management for Nuveen, handling the firm’s $90 billion real estate