Valley Bank appoints new first vice president, Commercial Real Estate Division

Christopher Hawkswell has been appointed first vice president, Commercial Real Estate Division, for Valley Bank, according to a recent announcement from the Wayne-based institution.

In his new role, Hawkswell will leverage his experience and relationships to further expand Valley’s CRE portfolio for the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions.

Hawkswell has 20 years as a commercial real estate lender at Investors Bank, Connect One Bank and M&T Bank. He began his career with Valley Bank as a management associate and credit analyst in 2002.

“We welcome Chris back to Valley and are excited to have him bring his industry knowledge and professional approach to our Commercial Real Estate group,” Chris Coiley, first senior VP, Commercial Mortgage Division head of New York & New Jersey, stated.