Chris Callahan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of X-Caliber Capital. Mr. Callahan has over 20 years of commercial and residential real estate industry experience. Over the course of his career, he and his team have provided over $70 billion of capital to the multifamily & healthcare space, including the rate lock and purchase of the single largest HUD insured housing project, a $621 million financing in the Bronx, NY.
Prior to purchasing The Phares Company, since renamed X-Caliber Capital, Mr. Callahan served as Managing Director and Head of Non-Agency and Agency CMBS and CLO trading at Credit Suisse. In addition to his trading responsibilities, Mr. Callahan was a member of the Fixed Income Department Operating Committee and part of the Securitized Products leadership team. During his tenure, the Agency CMBS business was the #1 ranked franchise in securitization volume for five consecutive years, the Non-Agency CMBS business achieved a #1 ranking, and the CLO business achieved a top tier designation.
Prior to Credit Suisse, from 2005-2010, Mr. Callahan was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was Co-Head of the Agency and Non-Agency CMBS trading businesses. In this capacity, the group was the #1 franchise in both Non-Agency CMBS trading and Agency CMBS securitizations.
Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, from 1996-2005, Mr. Callahan was a Vice President and head of the Agency / Non-Agency CMBS trading group at Nomura Securities. Previously, he was a senior member of the residential agency MBS trading desk.
Mr. Callahan graduated from Binghamton University in 1996 with a B.S. in Management / Finance.