Brookline Bank Expands Lending Team with Two Seasoned Commercial Real Estate Bankers

Karen A. Cohn

BROOKLINE, MA– Brookline Bank has added two accomplished banking professionals to its Commercial Real Estate Banking division. Senior Vice President Charles R. Shediac and Senior Vice President Karen A. Cohn bring a wealth of experience in banking and real estate.

Charles R. Shediac
Karen A. Cohn

The executives have transitioned from First Commons Bank following its merger with Brookline Bank and will further extend the network and capabilities of the Bank’s real estate practice.

Charles R. Shediac formerly was Chief Loan Officer at First Commons Bank. Shediac’s banking career covers a wide range of commercial banking and real estate categories. As a Boston resident, Shediac is an active member of the community, including serving as Chairman of Notre Dame Education Center in South Boston. He is a graduate of Suffolk University.

Karen A. Cohn previously served as a Senior Loan Officer at First Commons Bank. Cohn also brings many years of banking experience focused in real estate lending. She attended Bentley College and is a resident of Arlington.

“Having worked together at several institutions over the years, Charlie and Karen share outstanding reputations and track records of service, knowledge, and expertise in Greater Boston,” said Robert Brown, Commercial Real Estate Banking Division Head.“Their talents and abilities bring additional capacity to our team and further deepen Brookline Bank’s relationships in the markets we serve. We are pleased to have them join our team.”