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James Petty

Managing Director Commercial Banking

James Petty is managing director, commercial banking, Southeast U.S. region, for Western Alliance Bank’s Hotel Franchise Finance group. Based in Atlanta, he brings specialized expertise, along with a full range of financing products and services, to hotel owners and developers throughout the Southeast.

Mr. Petty joined Western Alliance in 2016, when the organization acquired the unit from GE Capital, and he has 30 years of high-level experience in banking and finance.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, SC.

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Hotel Franchise Finance

Western Alliance Hotel Franchise Finance, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, is a leading national balance sheet lender specializing in providing real estate loans to owners and operators of franchised hotels in the U.S., wherever business happens. The group’s relationship banking lenders draw on significant hotel and hospitality backgrounds to serve hotel owners and operators with a high degree of expertise and responsiveness. As part of $65 billion Western Alliance Bancorporation — ranked #1 top-performing large bank with assets greater than $50 billion in 2021 by both American Banker and Bank Director — the Hotel Franchise Finance group has the reach, resources and deep industry knowledge that make a difference for customers.