McShane joined Wells Fargo in 2010 and has held various senior roles within CRE and Asset-Backed Finance. Most recently, she was head of Structured Real Estate. Previously, she served as managing director and head of Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets and Finance. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, McShane spent seven years at Morgan Stanley, where she was managing director and head of Securitized Products Group Capital Markets, as well as co-head of Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets and Trading. She has also held roles at AllianceBernstein and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
An active member of the industry and community, Kara serves on the board of Breaking Ground, a leading NYC nonprofit that offers supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers. She was a founding member and currently serves on the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) Women’s Network Advisory Board. She previously served on the Board of Governors of CREFC’s predecessor, the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association. McShane received her A.B. in economics from Duke University, and her M.B.A. in finance and management from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.