Lisa Grimes is Vice President and General Counsel for ReCap. In her role, Lisa manages the ReCap Real Estate Law Group and is responsible for documenting, negotiating, and closing all loans originated by the company. She also is responsible for the review and preparation of all documentation needed to address a myriad of mortgage loan servicing issues and for providing any legal advice required for loan applications or other real estate or lending matters as they arise.
Lisa began her career as a real estate attorney in 1987 and started working in commercial mortgage lending and real estate finance in 1991, when she served as in-house counsel for the St. Louis Development Corporation representing the Community Development Agency, the Industrial Development Authority, and other quasi-governmental agencies in the administration of the City’s Community Development Block Grant program overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the issuance of industrial development bonds. In 1996, Lisa joined the law department of General American Life Insurance Company, representing General American and successor company Conning’s institutional clients with their real estate and commercial mortgage needs. Lisa became Vice President, Counsel and Closing Manager for KeyBank Real Estate Capital in 2001. In connection with KeyBank's third-party lending program, she provided legal representation necessary for the closing and servicing of commercial mortgage loans originated for various life insurance company clients. Over her 30-year career, Lisa closed approximately one thousand commercial mortgage loans with a total-dollar value well into the billions.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University and obtained her Juris Doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Gateway Housing First, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the construction and development of housing for individuals with disabilities and special needs.