Banking / Financial

OceanFirst Bank Names New York Regional President

OceanFirst Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of OceanFirst Financial Corp., names Daniel J. Harris as president of the New York Region.

Harris will spearhead OceanFirst’s expansion in its New York Region. His Regional President responsibilities include enhancing the commercial lending presence for OceanFirst in the New York City market area by growing commercial banking relationships and expanding the commercial area by adding experienced lending professionals to the OceanFirst team.

Harris joins OceanFirst with almost 30 years of experience in financial services in the New York market area.  Most recently, he was the Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance at Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A.  Prior to his position at Morgan Stanley, Harris was Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Dime Community Bank.  Harris has also held leadership positions with Hudson Valley Bank and The Greater New York Savings Bank.  Harris is currently Chairman of the American Bankers Association Commercial Real Estate Lending Committee. Before beginning his banking career in 1990, Harris was a practicing attorney specializing in commercial real estate transactions.

Harris is a graduate of St. John’s University and St. John’s University School of Law.

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