James Petty is managing director, commercial banking, Southeast U.S. region, for Western Alliance Bank’s Hotel Franchise Finance group. Based in Atlanta, he brings specialized expertise, along with a full range of financing products and services, to hotel owners and developers throughout the Southeast.
Mr. Petty joined Western Alliance in 2016, when the organization acquired the unit from GE Capital, and he has 30 years of high-level experience in banking and finance.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, SC.
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.