UNIONDALE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ACRES Commercial Realty Corp. (NYSE: ACR) ("ACR" or the "Company"), a real estate investment trust that is primarily focused on originating, holding and managing commercial real estate mortgage loans and equity investments in commercial real estate property through direct ownership and joint ventures, announced today that David J. Bryant, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, is retiring from ACR, effective December 31, 2023. Mr. Bryant has faithfully served the company for 17 years. Mr. Bryant joined ACR as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer in June 2006 and has played a significant role in the design and execution of the Company's strategy. 

"On behalf of the Board and entire Company, I want to congratulate Dave on his retirement and express our sincere gratitude for his significant contributions and expert counsel that have been invaluable since ACR's inception and specifically since our acquisition in July of 2020," said Chairman Andrew Fentress. "Dave helped navigate the Company during a challenging time in 2020 and his knowledge and expertise of our businesses combined with his leadership and contributions have been invaluable to ACR. On behalf of the many stakeholders at ACR, we thank Dave for his commitment to our shareholders and his positive impact on our people and our business."

Effective January 1, 2024, Eldron C. Blackwell will succeed Mr. Bryant as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Blackwell has served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since March 2014, leading the Company's accounting and financial reporting functions. "This promotion recognizes Mr. Blackwell's deep knowledge of, and invaluable experience at ACR and ensures a seamless transition as we remain committed to driving the Company's growth," said President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Fogel.

"It has been a privilege to be part of this talented team at ACR," said Mr. Bryant. "I have no doubt the collective efforts of the ACR team will continue to propel the success of the Company well into the future. Having hired and worked with Eldron for nine years at the Company and collaborated with him for six years prior as the Company's auditor, I'm pleased to see a knowledgeable and high-caliber leader like Eldron step in as the next CFO of the Company."

About ACRES Commercial Realty Corp.

ACRES Commercial Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust that is primarily focused on originating, holding and managing commercial real estate mortgage loans and equity investments in commercial real estate properties through direct ownership and joint ventures. The Company is externally managed by ACRES Capital, LLC, a subsidiary of ACRES Capital Corp., a private commercial real estate lender exclusively dedicated to nationwide middle market commercial real estate lending with a focus on multifamily, student housing, hospitality, industrial and office property in top U.S. markets. For more information, please visit the Company's website at or contact investor relations at

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SOURCE ACRES Commercial Realty Corp.