The CRE Finance Council has announced that Martin Schuh has joined the organization in the newly created position of director of legislative and regulatory policy. Schuh will be based in CREFC’s new Washington, D.C. office. The CRE Finance Council is the collective voice of the commercial real estate finance market, including portfolio, multifamily, and commercial mortgage-backed securities (MBS) lenders; issuers of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS); loan and bond investors, such as insurance companies, pension funds and money managers; servicers; rating agencies; accounting firms; law firms; and other service providers. Schuh is being brought on to promote CREFC as an expert and voice of the commercial real estate finance industry with members of Congress and Capitol Hill professionals, the administration and the regulatory agencies. Schuh’s priority will be establishing CREFC as a leading resource for commercial real estate finance policy and data for D.C.’s legislative and regulatory community. “We’re excited to welcome Marty to the CREFC team,” said Steve Renna, chief executive officer of the CRE Finance Council. “Marty’s recent Hill and Administration experience and the relationships he’s developed through those positions, coupled with his overall experience in finance and markets, will enable him to be a strong and immediate asset to our members.” Schuh will complement Mike Flood, vice president of legislative and regulatory policy, to advocate on behalf of CREFC member organizations. Previously, Schuh served as professional staff member on the Special Committee on Aging for ranking member U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). During his tenure in the Senate, Schuh advised the senator and the Committee on diverse issues, such as the economic effects of proposed legislation and regulation, securities provisions within banking reform as well as municipal finance, accounting and tax issues. Prior to his work at for Senator Corker, Schuh served as a special assistant for the Department of Health and Human Services under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. He also spent three years in the role of external affairs in the Atlanta and Washington offices of Affiliated Computer Services (now Xerox), and, prior to that, was treasurer of venture capital-backed health care startup CorSolutions of Rosemont, Ill.