Special Servicing's Leadership Team


AURA's Special Servicing platform provides mortgage loan special servicing for CMBS and nonaffiliate investors. Our Special Servicing team has been rated by Standard & Poor's* since 1995 and is currently named special servicer on several mortgage loans.

*Rating agency ratings do not reflect favorable client experience or ignore unfavorable client experiences. These ratings are not indicative of future performance. See the rating agency's websites for more information on their rating criteria. Information regarding Standard & Poor's rating systems and criteria is available at standardandpoors.com. 


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David Feltman,CCIM, joined AURA in 1989. David is an Executive Vice President of AURA. In his role as Executive Vice President, David's primary responsibilities include acquisition, asset management and disposition of equity real estate. Functional areas under his direction include Special Servicing, Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Asset Management, and Special Servicing. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry across a wide variety of disciplines including development, syndication, leasing, investment brokerage, multifamily management and distressed debt workouts. Prior to joining AURA, he was Director of Development for a Midwest real estate firm for ten years. David is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and the American Real Estate Society. He also earned a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute designation.


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Gregory Dryden, MAI, CRE joined AURA in 1995. Gregory is a Vice President for the Special Servicing Group. In his role as Vice President, Gregory is responsible for AURA's mortgage loan special servicing for CMBS and third party investors. Prior to his current role, Gregory led AURA's direct acquisitions of real estate, investing in properties throughout the eastern US, and prior to that role was AURA's Chief Appraiser. Prior to joining the firm, Gregory worked for Bank of America in Los Angeles in addition to other financial institutions in the Dallas area. Gregory received his BBA in Marketing from the University of North Texas.


Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (“AURA”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Aegon N.V., is a U.S.-based investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and part of Aegon Asset Management, the global investment management brand of Aegon Group.