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Meet David Brickman Freddie Mac CEO


David Brickman
David Brickman

David Brickman

David Brickman

Chief Executive Officer

David Brickman’s career at Freddie Mac spans over two decades across five divisions. David is well-known for his long tenure as head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, where he led a period of unprecedented growth, innovation and success. He became CEO of Freddie Mac on July 1, 2019.

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David Brickman’s career at Freddie Mac spans over two decades across five divisions. David is well-known for his long tenure as head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, where he led a period of unprecedented growth, innovation and success. He became CEO of Freddie Mac on July 1, 2019.

Fast Facts

1

A Passion for Housing

David’s interest in housing goes back to his formative years—he led a community economic development corporation at age 22. In the 1990s, his graduate work took him to England, where he worked on challenges associated with UK public housing privatization.

2

An Accomplished Academic Career

David holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's from Harvard University and completed doctoral work toward a PhD at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the years, he has also served as a part-time graduate school finance professor at local universities.

3

Nonstop Innovation

David has developed 20 products during his time at Freddie Mac, including new structures for multifamily securities and innovative financings to preserve affordable rental housing.

4

Architect of the Modern Multifamily

In Multifamily, David led the development of the company’s flagship K-Deal, a pioneering credit risk transfer securitization that has fundamentally changed the way the housing market is funded.

5

Top Financier 4X

David raised the company’s multifamily production volume five-fold, making Freddie Mac the nation's top multifamily financier for four years straight.

6

A Mission that Matters

David led the multifamily business during a time of significant innovation. Under his leadership, Freddie Mac Multifamily developed products that serve the growing need for affordable and workforce rental housing. These include the Small Balance Loan program, the Mezzanine Loan offering and the Social Impact focus, among many others.

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As CEO of Freddie Mac, my top priority is to capitalize on our transformation and bring us into the next chapter.

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