Brookline Bank Names Joan Matera Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Banking


BROOKLINE, MA – Joan Matera has joined Brookline Bank as Vice President in the Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Banking Division. Matera brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate banking and investment experience to Brookline Bank.

She previously held positions building and managing commercial real estate portfolios at major New York City financial services firms. Matera will be based at Brookline Bank’s Boston, Massachusetts headquarters.

“Joan is a real leader and a great addition to our Commercial Real Estate Banking team,” said Bob Brown, Division Head of the Commercial Real Estate Banking Group. “She brings a successful track record of business development and CRE banking, regionally and nationally having worked with Tier 1 Institutional and Private Equity clients. Joan is a true professional who builds long term, valuable relationships and we are very pleased to have her on our team.”

In previous positions, Matera managed multi-billion dollar commercial debt portfolios for Fortune 50 companies. She has held leadership roles involving originations, underwriting, relationship management and ongoing management of debt and equity investments.


Matera, a resident of Boston, received her B.A. in Psychology from Notre Dame of Maryland University and MBA from Rutgers University. She is an active council member of the Urban Land Institute and has been involved with numerous organizations, including the WX, Inc. NYC, where she served on the Membership Committee.