Personnel News from Enterprise Community Partners, Walker & Dunlop, Grandbridge

Enterprise Names Lori Chatman President of Capital Division

Enterprise Community Partners named Lori Chatman president of its Capital Division, which oversees the equity, debt and tax credit products Enterprise provides to the affordable housing and community development industries.

Lori Chatman

Chatman, who has been with Enterprise since 2004 and most recently served as president of its community development financial institution, Enterprise Community Loan Fund, manages one of the nation’s largest affordable housing finance platforms and serves on Enterprise’s senior leadership team.

Chatman assumed the role on January 1 from Charles Werhane, who transitioned from President of the Capital Division to chair Bellwether Enterprise’s Board of Directors.

Chatman is taking the helm of Enterprise’s Capital Division with more than three decades of experience in the industry. As president of ECLF, she has overseen billions of dollars in affordable housing investments and stewarded $424 million in assets under management.

She is also an architect of Equitable Path Forward, Enterprise’s $3.5 billion initiative to address racial inequities in the real estate industry by investing in developers of color through a wide range of capital products, including grants, debt, and equity.

In addition to leading Enterprise’s CDFI, Chatman heads Enterprise’s $1 billion-plus New Markets Tax Credit business and its Opportunity Zones fund platform.

Prior to joining Enterprise in 2004, Chatman was the director of lending for the Calvert Social Investment Foundation (now Calvert Impact Capital), where she managed their portfolio of loans to CDFIs, community development corporations, community service organizations and international microfinance institutions. Chatman serves as a board member of Appalachian Community Capital, the Baltimore Neighborhood Investment Fund and City First Enterprises.

Walker & Dunlop Hires Jones in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Walker & Dunlop, Bethesda, Md., expanded its footprint into Grand Rapids, Mich. by hiring Matt Jones as Managing Director.

Jones joins Todd Stofflet, Jason Stevens and the existing Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales team based in Chicago, expanding its multifamily property sales presence throughout the Midwest with an emphasis on Michigan.

Prior to joining Walker & Dunlop, Jones was a Senior Vice President of Multifamily Investments at Colliers International, where he was focused on the disposition of multifamily property throughout the Midwest. Previously, he was the principal and founder of a boutique multifamily brokerage firm, Beacon Realty Group LLC, that was acquired by Colliers in 2018.

Jones has spent his career focused on multifamily investment properties and has established an extensive list of institutional, private and international clients.

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC Hires Lucas Donahue to Manage New Phoenix Production Office

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC, Charlotte, N.C., hired Lucas Donahue as Senior Vice President to manage the firm’s new Phoenix production office. Donahue has more than 20 years of experience and has originated more than $1 billion in capital placements. Prior to joining Grandbridge, he was a managing director in Berkadia’s Phoenix office, where he was responsible for originating debt and equity capital investments on all commercial property types. He has experience with GSE lending (FNMA, FHLMC, HUD), insurance company placements, securitized lending, bridge lending, commercial banks, pension funds and equity investments.