John Petersen, President, Principal

John Petersen traces his skills as a problem-solver back to his college days as a bartender at The Paddock in Eugene, where he learned how to listen to people’s needs and how to deal with their challenges. Helping people get what they want still drives him today. This highly-respected finance expert thrives on meeting the challenge of every deal, working through the complexity of issues unique to each transaction, and crafting just the right solution. His acumen and savvy have been honed through 35 years as an attorney, a banker, and a mortgage banker – a rich blend of experience that helps his clients achieve exactly what they’re looking for.

Prior to joining Melvin Mark Capital Group in 2010, John spent nine years at CBRE Capital Markets | Debt & Equity Finance as Director and Manager of the Portland, Oregon office. Prior to
CBRE, he was Senior Vice President for Bank of America, Regional Executive, and Manager for commercial real estate lending functions for Oregon, Idaho, and southwest Washington.

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