Amherst Capital Management—a BNY Mellon investment boutique specializing in US real estate—has expanded its commercial real estate lending business with the addition of Gabriel Boyar to its originations team. He will serve as a managing director with a focus on sourcing senior loan opportunities on CRE assets nationwide. Boyar most recently served as founder and managing principal of Columbia River Capital Advisors, where he advised a large family office and third parties on equity and debt transactions. He previously held senior positions at CapitalSource and UBS and brings a total of 26 years of real estate experience to his new role.