MBA Future Leaders Program Graduates 23 Commercial/Multifamily Professionals

SAN DIEGO–The Mortgage Bankers Association recognized 23 commercial/multifamily real estate finance industry professionals in a graduation ceremony of its Future Leaders Program.  

The ceremony took place here at the MBA 102nd Annual Convention & Expo.  

“The Future Leaders program is dedicated to identifying and cultivating the next generation of industry leaders,” said MBA Chairman, Bill Emerson. “These folks are the future of our industry and have a unique opportunity to be major contributors in shaping that future.”  

Emerson noted while the Future Leaders program originated with the single-family market, last year MBA “expanded the leadership program to our Commercial/Multifamily members who expressed their desire for further executive development. They represent a number of different disciplines across the diverse real estate finance community.”  

MBA’s Future Leaders Program, in its 19th year, delivers a comprehensive leadership training experience for selected participants through three sessions offered throughout the year. These hands on sessions are geared toward customized assessment of leadership skills and their strategic application; business analysis, and problem solving and experiential learning through collaboration, networking and peer group interaction.   

The new class will join a national network of more than 400 real estate finance professionals who have been acclaimed by the industry as its next generation of leaders.  

Initiated in 1996 by then-MBA President Ron J. McCord, CMB, the Future Leaders Program delivers a highly regarded curriculum focusing on leadership and business analysis skills that help candidates advance their careers in real estate finance.  

This is the second class to include graduates who completed a program specific to commercial/multifamily real estate finance.  

The following commercial/multifamily professionals graduated from the program:  

–Timothy Borel, John Hancock Financial Services

–Caleb Coffman, StanCorp Mortgage Investors LLC

–Christie Corallo, Berkadia

–Andrew Dale, Prudential Mortgage Capital Co.

–Kevin Garmon, Situs

–J.B. Gerber, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers

–Scott Hay, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC

–John Heffernan III, NACRDDP

–John Hofmann, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

–Sharon Karaffa, Fannie Mae

–Scott Lewis, CBRE Capital Markets

-David Link, NorthMarq Capital LLC

–Andrew Lucca, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

–William Mercer, DebtX

–Melissa Morris, Berkadia

–Mike Pacha, HFF

–Mordecai Rosenberg, Greystone Servicing Corp. Inc.

–David Sisom, Wells Fargo Bank NA

–Stephanie Studer, AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance LLC –Elliott Throne, HFF

–Filiz Unal, Freddie Mac Multifamily

–Domeica White, Wells Fargo Bank NA

–Kevin Williams, Greystone Servicing Corp. Inc.  

For more information on the Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders Program, visit