Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Annalena Thompson is senior vice president, commercial banking, for Torrey Pines Bank, where she serves as a team leader for the commercial real estate group. Ms. Thompson’s expertise is in structuring complex construction and bridge loans from $1 million to more than $50 million. Based in Carmel Valley in San Diego, she serves clients throughout the California region. She joined Torrey Pines Bank in 2008 and has more than 24 years of banking industry experience.
Ms. Thompson works with real estate developers and investors, home builders and value-added property owners in financing a variety of asset types, including: office, retail, multi-family, industrial, hospitality, single-tenant, high-end homes, self-storage, senior housing, and land acquisition & development.
Active in the community, Ms. Thompson serves as a volunteer for the National Charity League, Seaside Chapter, and as a financial expertise volunteer for Junior Achievement of San Diego County.
Ms. Thompson graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and earned a Master of Business Administration degree, Finance, from San Diego State University.
Torrey Pines Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 2003, Torrey Pines Bank offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With nine offices throughout San Diego and Los Angeles, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Southern California’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence.