The Salt Lake City office of NorthMarq has announced the promotion of Nate Barnson to managing director. He will co-manage the daily operations of the Salt Lake City office with managing director John Bradshaw. Barnson will continue to work with diverse capital sources to originate, underwrite and close construction, permanent and bridge financing. Barnson has nearly 20 years of commercial real estate experience. He spent two years working for a private developer remediating and developing brownfield real estate, and one year as a co-founder of The Utah East Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization that built an AIDS relief clinic in Uganda, Africa. He joined Western Capital Realty Advisors in 2005. It was acquired by NorthMarq in 2017. Barnson earned dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Utah in Economics and Spanish, and has an MBA from Westminster College.