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Christina  Zausner

Christina Zausner

CRE Finance Counsel
Vice President, Industry and Policy Analysis
Washington, DC, USA


Christina Zausner
Vice President, Policy and Industry Analysis
Commercial Real Estate Finance Council

Christina Zausner is the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council’s (CREFC) Vice President of Policy and Industry Analysis, and leads the organization’s assessments of legislative and regulatory change.  Since joining CREFC in 2013, Christina has participated in advocacy efforts related to Basel III, risk retention, Regulation AB II, and several accounting issues, often drafting and editing materials for submission to and participating in discussions with regulators. Ms. Zausner also represents CREFC on international working groups addressing capital and securitization issues. She speaks at industry events, has published several articles on commercial real estate trends and regulatory change, and provides media outreach.

Prior to joining CREFC, Christina spent ten years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) in the Bank Supervision division as an analyst and examiner. In her last role, she led the Private Equity team, but from 2002 forward, she primarily served in a crisis-management capacity. Throughout her time at the FRBNY, Christina focused mainly on structured products and complex trading strategies at largest banks. During her ten years at the FRBNY, Christina led multiple large-scale examinations, helped to develop the emerging Volcker data gathering and monitoring framework, participated in the first Fed-led stress test, and supported several interagency and international initiatives.  

Christina also worked at Ernst & Young in the firm’s regulatory consulting group, where she covered national and international regulatory change, generally focusing on capital and liquidity standards. She started her career in Russia managing a small portfolio of equities for Leucadia International Corporation and supporting due diligence on several private equity targets.

Ms. Zausner has a B.A. from New York University in Slavic Studies and has completed the majority of the requirements for a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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