NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CapStar Bank (NASDAQ:CSTR) has expanded its credit production capacity by adding a team that specializes in financing for owners or purchasers of properties with triple-net lease agreements with investment grade tenants. Chris Barham of Carmel, Ind., has been hired to lead CapStar Tri-Net Funding for the bank. He will be joined by Joyce Crowder, a 14-year banking veteran who will assist with the administration associated with closing the loans. "Chris and his team will broaden the capacity of our Commercial Real Estate lending, enabling CapStar to originate loans for property owners who have long-term net leases with investment grade tenants," said Dan W. Hogan, CapStar Bank CEO.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9f6117c0-e10d-4b76-8119-3dfe4827eb93 Barham's banking 30-year banking career is extensive. He was most recently Senior Vice President and Founder of TriNet Direct in Carmel, Indiana. Barham is a Cum Laude graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis with a degree in Business Administration. He also earned a graduate degree in Finance from the Bank Administration Institute's Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and Vanderbilt University. Barham said, "Joyce and I are pleased to join the growing CapStar family, and we appreciate CapStar's commitment to establishing us as a leader in the national net lease income property lending community." At present, Barham and Crowder will continue to operate from Carmel, Ind.