Duane King Joins Grandpoint Bank

If you see a new face at Grandpoint Bank, or at the many area-business meetings he’s sure to attend, there’s a good chance that’s Duane King, who recently joined Grandpoint as senior vice president and senior relationship manager. A Los Angeles native, Duane works at our Brentwood office, providing commercial banking services to existing clients and developing new banking relationships.

In addition to his more than 20 years of banking experience centered in Southern California, Duane was an equity partner in Welton Becket & Associates’ development of Colorado Place, a one million-square-foot, low rise, office and retail complex in Santa Monica, and the development of a 200-unit apartment / retail complex that was built on an entire block in downtown Los Angeles (between 3rd and 4th Streets and Los Angeles & Main Streets). Though he’s been part of some very major projects, Duane says, it’s often the smaller deals that give him a greater feeling of success, as they can be more difficult to close and require working closely with his clients.

Duane holds a real estate brokerage license (he was an industrial real estate broker in Los Angeles for 10 years), a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser’s license and a law degree from Loyola University. He likes to joke that the law degree helps him stay out of trouble.

Duane doesn’t have too much time to get into trouble, though. When this Malibu resident isn’t working, you might find him surfing or mountain biking off the beaten track in north Malibu. Duane also enjoys flying and skiing and holds a private pilot’s license.

Going the extra mile in all things has helped differentiate Duane in his banking career. Whether it’s sending a helpful news article to a client or providing tailored advice, Duane uses what he learns about his clients to help them succeed in their respective businesses.

His commitment to the community is strong too. Duane enjoys volunteering with his wife at the First Methodist Children’s Pre-School in Pacific Palisades and participating in projects with the Mortgage Bankers Association.

We are pleased to welcome such an accomplished and dynamic person to our Grandpoint family, and we hope you get the chance to meet Duane soon…perhaps at a beach “board” meeting?

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Posted on November 18, 2014, in New Hires. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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