FNB United (FNBN) in Asheboro, N.C., has created a commercial real estate group at one of its banks.

The company said that its $1.5 billion-asset CommunityOne Bank had promoted two veteran bankers to lead effort.

Larry Hughes, who joined the bank in June as a commercial banking manager in Charlotte, has held a series of business banking positions throughout 30 years in the industry. Kyle Garrou, who joined CommunityOne in January as a commercial banking manager, has been a business banker for roughly 34 years.

"The introduction of a commercial real estate group is based on our review of the client experience for real estate professionals in our footprint," Greg Heaton, CommunityOne's commercial banking executive, said in a press release. "Performing this type of business well by providing exceptional client service is our top priority."

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