Chris Williams is managing director, commercial banking, and oversees the Western U.S. region for Western Alliance Bank’s Hotel Franchise Finance group. Based in Phoenix, he directs origination efforts for on-book loan opportunities, centered on term and construction loans, for clients with a portfolio exposure across all 50 states.
He brings clients more than 20 years of industry experience and prior to his current role at Western Alliance Bank, Mr. Williams held various roles of increasing responsibility centered on hospitality and commercial real estate lending at GE Capital, Merrill Lynch Capital and Fifth Third Bank out of Chicago.
Mr. Williams graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Hotel Franchise Finance
Western Alliance Hotel Franchise Finance, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, is a leading national balance sheet lender specializing in providing real estate loans to owners and operators of franchised hotels throughout the United States. The group’s team of lending professionals has significant experience in the industry and provides a high level of expertise and responsiveness. The group specializes in acquisitions, refinancing, renovation and construction for hotel owners and operators. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $60 billion in assets. The bank is #2 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2021 and ranks high year after year on the Forbes list of “America’s Best Banks.” Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking and financial services divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.