Berkadia Commercial Mortgage has announced the hiring of Matthew Case, a loan originator with more than 12 years experience, as an assistant vice president in the company's Los Angeles office. Case will report to Berkadia Senior Vice President and Branch Manager Ed Zimbler. “Matthew’s considerable experience originating commercial real estate loans with insurance companies will be a significant benefit to Berkadia’s commitment to increase loan volume with our correspondent insurance companies in 2010,” said Zimbler. Prior to joining Berkadia, Case spent nine years with Amherst Real Estate Capital, where he was responsible for originating commercial mortgages. Earlier, he was a loan production officer with George Elkins Mortgage Banking, where he focused on underwriting, packaging, processing and placing commercial mortgages with insurance company correspondents. Case has a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Oregon. Case, who holds California Department of Real Estate License # 01331084, will originate third-party loans through Berkadia Commercial Mortgage Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC. For more information, visit www.berkadia.com.