Boatmen's National Bank
Paul EstererCommercial lending captivated Paul Esterer early in his career. Esterer is vice president of the real estate banking group for Boatmen's National Bank in Little Rock, where he has worked the past two years.
The 30-year-old exec handles real estate loans $2.5 million-$25 million for Arkansas developers across the South. He has a special interest in low-income housing projects developed by nonprofit organizations both professionally and personally.
"I've been the go-to lender to get those projects financed," Esterer says. "I help bring all the players together."
He is an investment partner in the Kramer School Artists Cooperative in downtown Little Rock. The $3.5 million renovation project will house a community center and 22 apartment units/studios for artists.
His banking career began with a four-year term at BankOne in Dallas. He started work as a financial analyst and moved into commercial lending.
Esterer moved to Little Rock to join Citizens First bank as vice president of commercial loans. Three years later, the bank was sold to First Commercial Corp., and Esterer joined Boatmen's.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a double major in finance and Latin American studies and followed that with a master's in finance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
His volunteerism resume includes board positions with the Little Rock Metro Rotary Club, Arkansas Children's Museum and Quapaw Quarter Association.
- Fed's James Bullard: Only One Rate Hike Needed Now
- Boone County Airport Board Selects Contour Airlines for EAS
- UCA Narrows Applicants for President
- Arkansas Court Disqualifies Medical Marijuana Proposal, Issue 7 11 hours ago
- Two Financial Centre Sold for $11.3M 10 hours ago
- Arkansas Scientist Pleads in Rice Seed Theft Case 13 hours ago
- Mini Golf Owner Accused of Putting Money Away from Judgment 4 days ago
- Camp Siloam Gets $1M Donation for Dining Hall Campaign 9 hours ago