MBA Future Leaders Program Graduates 34 Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance Professionals

DENVER–The Mortgage Bankers Association recognized 34 commercial/multifamily market segment professionals in a graduation ceremony for the MBA Future Leaders Program here at its Annual Convention & Expo.

“I want to congratulate these individuals for completing this program which has prepared them with the tools necessary to become true leaders in the real estate finance industry,” said MBA Chairman Dave Motley, CMB. “This program has proven overwhelmingly successful in developing professionals in both the single-family and commercial/multifamily markets.”

MBA’s Future Leaders Program, in its 21st 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 460 real estate finance professionals who have been acclaimed by the industry as its next generation of leaders. This is the second class to include graduates who completed a program specific to commercial/multifamily real estate finance.

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.

MBA recognized the following graduates of the commercial/multifamily program:

–Ernest Benjamin Jr., SVP/FHA Chief Underwriter, Walker & Dunlop
–Sandor Biderman, Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer, Walker & Dunlop
–Carrie Booker, Director, Wells Fargo Bank
–Nachael Bright, Attorney (Partner), K&L Gates
–Tanya Bryan, Manager, SMI Operations, StanCorp Mortgage Investors
–Tony Carlson, Vice President, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
–Michael Cerio, Senior Manager, JLL Capital Markets
–Michael Davis, Principal, Pacific Southwest Realty Services
–Jeffrey Devens, Director, Prudential Mortgage Capital Co.
–Daniel Din, Director, Credit and Underwriting, Freddie Mac
–Bryan Doyle, Director, Capital Markets Operations, CBRE
–Christopher Ebbs, Senior Vice President, FirstBank
–Alex Groot, CCMS, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Bank
–Patricia Hamaker, Senior Vice President, P/R Mortgage & Investment Corp.
–Karen Huston, Director, Situs
–Matthew Kaercher, Senior Vice President, P/R Mortgage & Investment Corp.
–Samantha Kanczuker, Senior Director, Financial Analysis, Fannie Mae
–Andy Kaufman, Senior Portfolio Manager, Community Capital Management
–Tommy Nance, Director of Asset Management/FHA, PGIM Real Estate Finance
–Gary Pool, Group Vice President, M&T Realty Capital Corp.
–Raúl Presco, Vice President, Dime Community Bank
–Matthew Purtell, Senior Banker/Commercial Real Estate Lending, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
–Leah Purvis, Chief Underwriter, Greystone Servicing Corp.
–DeAnne Reed, Assistant Vice President, Pacific Life Insurance Co.
–Todd Reynolds, Vice President & Senior Manager, Portfolio Services, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
–Sean Ryan, Associate Director, HFF
–Charles Ryba, Senior Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital
–Stephen Smith Jr., Senior Vice President/Chief Underwriter, Walker & Dunlop
–R. Wakefield Springer, Underwriter, Greystone Servicing Corp.
–Bill Stewart, Vice President, Commercial Finance Group Draper and Kramer
–Thomas Treacy, Managing Director, US Real Estate Finance, John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
–Daniel Trebil, Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital
–William Wallace III, Managing Director, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage
–Matthew Wurtzebach, Vice President, Commercial Finance Group, Draper and Kramer

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