City National Bank
Paige Serden is senior vice president and Income Property Group Manager in City National Bank’s Real Estate Division.
Ms. Serden oversees the Bank’s Real Estate Lending activities for Bank for all banking groups outside of Real Estate Banking and is responsible project underwriting, third party placement, asset management throughout the Bank’s National footprint.In addition she oversees Real Estate Banking deposit operations.
She also co-chairs City National’s Women’s Caucus, and is a member of the bank’s Greater Los Angeles Management team.
Ms. Serden previously served as a regional manager for the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara areas, as a senior vice president and team leader in Real Estate Banking, where she earlier was a vice president and senior relationship manager. She is a recipient of the bank’s Blue Ladder and President’s Circle and Pinnacle trophy outstanding performance awards.
Before joining City National in 1995, Ms. Serden spent almost 15 years at Union Bank of California, where she began her banking career in 1981. She served in senior management positions, including vice president and commercial mortgage division manager and regional manager of the bank’s Southern California real estate special assets group. After completing Union Bank’s management training (credit/lending) program, she held a variety of team leader, relationship manager and lending positions. She received the bank’s President’s Award in 1993.
Ms. Serden earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego. She also completed the Paralegal Training Program, with a specialization in real estate and litigation, at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Ms. Serden is Vice Chair of the board of the Southern California Leadership Network and a sustaining board member of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
She is a former member of the advisory council of the Center for Real Estate in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge. She earlier served several years as both a board member and an officer of the Los Angeles chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society.
A recognized industry expert, Ms. Serden was a featured speaker at Lambda Alpha’s California State University Speaker Series, the 2010 Valley Economic Summit, the 2011 Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium, and UCLA Ziman Center’s Leading Women Capital Markets Panel.
A resident of Beverly Hills, Ms. Serden served as chair and vice chair of the Beverly Hills School District’s Measure K (Proposition 39) Citizen’s Oversight Committee. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation.