MBA Future Leaders Program Graduates 36 Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Mortgage Bankers Association recognized 36 mortgage professionals from the commercial/multifamily market segment in a graduation ceremony for its Future Leaders Program here at the association’s Annual Convention & Expo.

“MBA’s Future Leaders Program prepares mortgage professionals in both the single-family and commercial/multi-family markets with the tools they need to become leaders in the real estate finance industry,” said Chris George, 2019 MBA Chairman, and Founder, President and CEO of CMG Financial, San Ramon, Calif. “This year’s graduates of the program are the next generation of pioneers our industry will look up to for implementing meaningful business strategies, helping solve complex challenges, and ultimately drive the success for MBA members, their customers and the real estate finance industry as a whole.”

MBA’s Future Leaders Program, in its 22nd 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 532 real estate finance professionals who have been acclaimed by the industry as its next generation of leaders.

This is the fifth 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:

–Victor Amoo, Vice President, Basis Investment Group

–Christopher Beck, Vice President/Commercial Finance Group, Draper and Kramer Inc.

–David Bornheimer, Vice President/Real Estate Solutions, Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate

–Ryan Chapman, Senior Vice President/Lender Relations, Walker & Dunlop

–Kimberly Cozza, Managing Director of GSE Lending, Berkadia

–Andrew Dalgliesh, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter, Walker & Dunlop

–Blake Dunkelgod, Director, Situs

–Nathan Estes, Director, PGIM Real Estate Finance

–Jeff Filer, Director/Asset Management, Wells Fargo

–Trashawn Flowers, Director/MF Customer Account Management, Fannie Mae

–Lakisha Ford, Vice President/Senior Portfolio Manager, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital

–Brett Fuchs, Vice President/Loan Servicing, Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate

–John Gilmore IV, Managing Director, Walker & Dunlop

–Nachette Hadden, Director/Business Development, Wells Fargo

–Rachel Janus, Vice President/Commercial Finance Group, Draper and Kramer Inc.

–Danny Kaufman, Managing Director, HFF

–Peter Lillestolen, Director/Multifamily Capital Markets, Freddie Mac

–Vicki Major, Senior Vice President/Asset Management, Merchants Capital

–Joshua Mayers, Senior Vice President/Enterprise Real Estate Finance, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

–Brian McGrath, Senior Vice President/Servicing, Walker & Dunlop

–Meaghen Mikolajczuk, Vice President, CBRE

–Jeffrey Musser, Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital

–Ken Noronha, Assistant Vice President and Managing Director, Manulife Financial/John Hancock

–Chris Phillips, Managing Director/Affordable Housing Debt, Greystone Funding Corp.

–Gaurav Rawal, Vice President/IT, PGIM Real Estate Finance

–John Reed, Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital

–Heidi Rua, Director/Closing, Berkeley Point Capital

–Michael Sartori, Assistant Controller, Dynex Capital

–Benjamin Schweitzer, Director of Underwriting, Freddie Mac

–Nate Sittema, Vice President, CBRE

–Michelle Small, Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriter, Compliance Officer, Merchants Capital

–Scott Thurman, Senior Managing Director, Greystone Funding Corp.

–Steven Weeks, Senior Vice President, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

–Jason Wells, Manager/SMI Operations, StanCorp Mortgage Investors

–Eric Westphal, Vice President/Production Support, JLL

–Craig Zedalis, Director/Investor Reporting Manager, Wells Fargo

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