Since 1987, CKPP has provided borrowers the opportunity to unlock the full potential of their real estate projects. In 2017, CKPP became a division of M&T Realty Capital Corporation, a nationwide, wholly-owned commercial mortgage banking subsidiary of M&T Bank. Together, we originate an average of $3 billion in commercial real estate loans each year, and manage a servicing portfolio of more the $15 billion. Our goal is to deliver the commercial debt financing that meets your needs, while providing consistent, high-quality service throughout the lending process and beyond.


our team

Donald K. Pettit

Executive Managing Director, CKPP Division

Don Pettit is the Executive Managing Director for CKPP, a division of M&T Realty Capital Corp. He received his B.A. degree in 1976 and his M.B.A. degree in 1978 from Rider University. Active in the industry for over 30 years, Don has extensive experience in real estate financing and has completed several courses offered by the Mortgage Bankers Association and the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Don has been a guest lecturer at several area universities including University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Temple University.

Daniel J. Panichelli

Senior Managing Director, CKPP Division

Dan Panichelli is the Senior Managing Director for CKPP, a division of M&T Realty Capital Corp. He graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. degree in 1976. He attended Temple University's Graduate School of Business in 1986 receiving an M.B.A. degree with a major in Real Estate. Dan is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Pennsylvania.

Robert W. Kelly, C.P.A. 

Managing Director, CKPP Division

Rob Kelly is a Managing Director of CKPP, a division of M&T Realty Capital Corp. He graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Accounting in 1982. Rob joined CKPP in 1993 and is responsible for generating new client relationships and loan production for CKPP.

Joseph P. Topley

Managing Director, CKPP Division

Joe Topley is a Managing Director of CKPP, a division of M&T Realty Capital Corp. He graduated from Widener University in 1985 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Joe joined CKPP in 1988 and is responsible for generating new client relationships and loan production for CKPP.

Kevin T. Collins

Managing Director, CKPP Division

Kevin graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1996 with a B.A. in Business Administration and English and joined CKPP in 2000. Kevin is responsible for underwriting and closing loans for all property types and capital sources, as well as generating new client relationships and loan production.

Matthew Kruvczuk

Capital Markets Underwriter, CKPP Division

Matthew received his B.A. in Economics in 1998 from Millersville University and his M.B.A. in Finance from La Salle University in 2011. Matthew joined CKPP in 2004. He is responsible for underwriting and closing loans for all property types and capital sources, as well as generating new client relationships and loan production.

Sam Hager

Capital Markets Underwriter, CKPP Division

Sam graduated from Villanova in 2016 with a major in Economics and minors in Business and Real Estate. He interned with CKPP for a full year before joining the team as a full-time Capital Markets Underwriter in the summer of 2016. Sam is responsible for underwriting and closing loans for all property types and capital sources.

Jake Hawk

Capital Markets Underwriter, CKPP Division

Jake received his degree from Temple University in 2008 with a degree in finance and accounting. Jake has work experience in the accounting and CMBS finance fields, which made him a great fit to the CKPP team when he joined in 2017. Jake is responsible for underwriting and closing loans for all property types and capital sources.

IGOR ZHITNITSKY

Capital Markets Underwriter, CKPP Division

Igor received his degree from Temple University, Fox School of Business in 2012 and his Master in Finance from Penn State University in 2015. Igor has work experience in the CMBS finance field. Igor joined the CKPP team in 2017 and is responsible for underwriting and closing loans for all property types and capital sources.