Mark Vannelli


Capella Tower | 225 South 6th Street | Suite 4100 | Minneapolis, MN 55402

Mark Vannelli

EVP, Director of Central Region



Mark has spent the past 30 years in commercial real estate finance and investment banking. As a current Principal and Director of Central Region for Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, his team is responsible for the origination and placement of commercial real estate loans with institutional third party lenders on behalf of Bellwether Enterprise’s exclusive life insurance company investor clients which would also include Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA.  In addition, Mark has an ongoing Executive leadership role as liaison for Bellwether Enterprise to it’s life insurance company clients in maintaining long-standing relationships as well as collaborating with them on innovative debt strategies. The 2014 merger of his company Towle Financial Services along with their contributed servicing portfolio have helped to make Bellwether one of the top mortgage banking firms in the country with over $13B in loan servicing and 27 offices across the country.

His past professional experience has also included; 7 years as a Director of Commercial Mortgage Lending at Wells Fargo Bank, NA. and  after earning a BA from the University of St. Thomas he spent several years as an underwriter in the Minneapolis office for the investment banking firm Miller & Schroeder Financial. Additionally, he has been a contributor to several real estate industry sponsored programs as both a moderator as well as a panel member on behalf of several organizations including the Minnesota Chapter of NAIOP, the Minnesota Shopping Center Association and the Minnesota Real Estate Journal.


University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts, Financial Management


2015 Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Famer



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