Our strength lies in our Relationship Managers, experienced bankers who are experts at getting to know your business. They know the questions to ask and provide the pathway to help you reach your goals. They are able to make decisions quickly due to our streamlined loan process. Plus, they will conduct frequent business reviews of your business status and outlook to continue to provide the perfect solution for your business, throughout the life of your relationship.

Andrew Perkins
Commercial Real Estate Manager
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Andrew has served as the Company’s Market Manager for Commercial Real Estate since 2021. Leading our commercial real estate team, Andrew brings over 12 years of experience in the commercial banking arena. Andrew’s team specializes in building relationships with real estate investment firms with the goal of providing unmatched service, market knowledge and a variety to structure options to fit any real estate investment strategy.

Prior to joining the Bank , Andrew started his commercial banking career as a credit trainee with Commerce Bank and quickly developed into a real estate relationship manager. After five years as a relationship manager at Commerce Bank, Andrew expanded his experience by joining the Enterprise Bank & Trust commercial real estate team for four years prior to joining Bank Midwest. Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – Columbia, is a licensed real estate salesperson and a CCIM designee. Andrew remains active in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity KC, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and serves as an American Royal Governor.

Aaron Dawson
Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate Banking
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Aaron has over 10 years’ experience in the commercial banking space in the Kansas City market.  He is presently a Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Manager with Bank Midwest.   In this role, he manages an existing portfolio of clients, working to provide solutions for clients’ needs.  He also works in conjunction with bankers in new business development, and is accountable for all functional areas of the team including underwriting, legal, portfolio management and bank compliance standards.  Prior to joining Bank Midwest in 2018, Aaron was an Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Lender with NBKC Bank.  In that role, he was responsible for managing the commercial loan portfolio, primarily comprised of commercial real estate loans.  His duties included underwriting new and existing loans, monitoring and taking appropriate action on existing loans and collecting past due loans.  He also managed the classified portfolio, working out criticized assets.  Prior to NBKC Bank, Aaron worked in a production capacity in the Kansas City market for seven years.  Aaron received his formal credit training through UMB’s commercial loan training program, spending two years in development before becoming a commercial banker, where he was named the Rookie of the Year for the Kansas City market in 2010.  Aaron holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Lindsay James
Specialist, Commercial Real Estate Banking
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Lindsay has been with the organization since 2010 and has over 12 years of experience in the banking industry.  Prior experience includes roles such as Special Assets/problem loan workout and Commercial Lending & Leasing.  Currently, Lindsay provides administrative support to the Commercial Real Estate team in Kansas City. Lindsay is responsible for working with Relationship Managers and commercial loan clients beginning with the due diligence/underwriting process through post-closing. Further responsibilities include managing construction draw projects, interfacing with internal departments, legal counsel and 3rd party vendors throughout the loan servicing period.