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Who We Are

Freddie Mac has a team of dedicated professionals with asset management, capital markets, securitization, customer relations, product development, marketing, sales, loan purchase, and research experience in the multifamily business.



Management Team

The management team for Freddie Mac Multifamily includes:

David Brickman, Executive Vice President, Multifamily Business 
David Brickman
Executive Vice President, Multifamily Business

David Brickman
Executive Vice President, Multifamily Business

David is our business head, responsible for the success of Freddie Mac Multifamily. He leads a team of over 900 people in the Multifamily line of business, providing liquidity and stability to multifamily mortgage markets, supporting affordable rental housing, and building a sound operating business that has produced consistent economic returns at minimum risk for U.S. taxpayers. David was the architect for our successful securitization program featuring K-Deals, and is a frequent spokesperson on the condition, challenges and future of multifamily housing in the United States.

John Cannon, Senior Vice President, Production & Sales 
John Cannon
Senior Vice President,
Production & Sales

John Cannon
Senior Vice President, Production & Sales

John is our main voice in the origination market and defines the customer service culture at Freddie Mac Multifamily. He leads the production and sales teams that purchase conventional, small balance and seniors multifamily mortgages. John also manages our network of approved lenders, shapes our competitive position in the marketplace, and works directly with lenders and Borrowers on individual deals. John has worked in commercial real estate since the 1980s.

Debby Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Underwriting & Credit 
Debby Jenkins
Senior Vice President, Underwriting & Credit

Debby Jenkins
Senior Vice President, Underwriting & Credit

Debby ensures that we finance high-quality loans while meeting customer needs. She manages teams steeped in commercial real estate who evaluate credit, underwrite loans and inspect properties before we purchase the resulting mortgages. This Prior-Approval approach has produced delinquency rates among the lowest in the industry while ensuring mortgage liquidity across economic environments. Debby’s signature has been enhancing our underwriting process to support our K-Deal securitization program, reflecting her expertise in commercial origination and capital markets alike.

Mike Lipson, Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Operations Adviser 
Mike Lipson
Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Operations Adviser

Mike Lipson
Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Operations Adviser

Mike is the chief operating officer of our business and long-time industry leader. His business operations and technology teams support the day-to-day functions of Freddie Mac Multifamily. These include management of our mortgage portfolio, technologies that enable loan processing, securitization and servicing, people and processes that purchase loans and arrange hand-offs to our securitization team, and relationships with mortgage servicers. Mike has championed a servicing standard for securitized loans that sets an industry benchmark.

Leanne Spies, Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Operations 
Leanne Spies
Senior Vice President,
Asset Management & Operations

Leanne Spies
Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Operations

Leanne leads a team responsible for the operations of our servicing portfolio, ensuring sound business management and a responsive experience for customers. Her team manages our loan purchases and funding, investor reporting and remitting, the cash desk, records and data management, and operational close. Also within her scope: managing Seller/Servicer eligibility, performance and audit reviews, and the Multifamily Seller/Servicer Guide.

William Buskirk, Vice President, Finance 
William Buskirk
Vice President,
Finance

William Buskirk
Vice President, Finance

Bill is the chief financial officer of Freddie Mac Multifamily, responsible for our accounting and financial reporting. Bill and his team partner with corporate and Multifamily stakeholders to provide integrated results and forecasts of our business, represent our performance in corporate financial statements, and report our progress to the board of directors and corporate senior management. Bill is a certified public accountant and holds the chartered financial analyst designation.

Kelli Carhart, Vice President, Production & Sales 
Kelli Carhart
Vice President,
Production & Sales

Kelli Carhart
Vice President, Production & Sales

Kelli is responsible for overseeing originations across the Central Region. She manages a production team located in Chicago and in the Texas offices of Austin, Houston and Dallas. She also serves as Freddie Mac’s student housing representative for the Central and Western Regions.

Alex Chang, Vice President, Risk Distribution & Credit 
Alex Chang
Vice President,
Risk Distribution & Credit

Alex Chang
Vice President, Risk Distribution & Credit

Alex leads the risk distribution and credit group responsible for providing an underwriting bridge between origination and capital markets activities at Freddie Mac Multifamily and for managing the credit policy governing all origination activity. He has helped build a strong credit culture and develop the infrastructure around asset-level due diligence for the K-Deal program from its earliest days. Alex has worked in commercial real estate underwriting, securitization and credit risk management since 2004.

Lauren Garren, Vice President, Production & Sales 
Lauren Garren
Vice President,
Production & Sales

Lauren Garren
Vice President, Production & Sales

Lauren is vice president of production & sales for Freddie Mac Multifamily. She leads two distinct production & sales groups: (1) the Structured Transaction Group works with Seller/Servicers and their Borrowers nationwide to develop creative and unique structures to meet borrowers’ evolving needs; and (2) Production Operations, which includes division-wide process improvements and internal and external performance goals. Lauren joined Freddie Mac in 2004 with prior experience in consulting.

Peter Giles, Vice President, Production & Sales 
Peter Giles
Vice President,
Production & Sales

Peter Giles
Vice President, Production & Sales

Peter leads our Western Region team that works with approved Seller/Servicers for conventional loans and their borrowers to source loans to Freddie Mac Multifamily. He also leads a team supporting Seniors Housing. Peter joined Freddie Mac Multifamily in 1998, with prior experience in the commercial mortgage banking industry.

Steve Guggenmos, Vice President of Research and Modeling 
Steve Guggenmos
Vice President,
Research and Modeling

Steve Guggenmos
Vice President, Research and Modeling

Steve leads multifamily related research at Freddie Mac. In this role he performs research related to national and market-specific multifamily conditions. His team supports the multifamily business by developing models and quantitative approaches that determine risk-based capital allocations. The models capture loan level risks and also the benefits of the diversification and structural credit support for pools of multifamily mortgages, supporting the core business strategies of Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Christine Halberstadt, Vice President, Asset Management 
Christine Halberstadt
Vice President,
Asset Management

Christine Halberstadt
Vice President, Asset Management

Christine leads the Servicer & Client Management team that handles customer and client relationships, Seller/Servicer Performance Reviews, insurance, loan boarding and monitoring activities. She also directs planning and initiative delivery for all of Multifamily. Her team leads our drive for customer satisfaction throughout the life of the Freddie Mac loan, and ensures a successful partnership with all parties involved in the Freddie Mac securitization program.

Stephen Johnson, Vice President, Small Balance Loan Business 
Stephen Johnson
Vice President,
Small Balance Loan Business

Stephen Johnson
Vice President, Small Balance Loan Business

Stephen leads all aspects of our Small Balance Loan business, which provides liquidity and stability to the small multifamily rental market—an essential source of our nation’s workforce housing. Stephen oversees the development and implementation of innovations that improve the speed and flow of capital nationwide, and address the rapidly evolving needs of Borrowers in this space. Stephen also oversees small balance loan lender relationship and performance management.

Robert Koontz, Vice President, Capital Markets 
Robert Koontz
Vice President,
Capital Markets

Robert Koontz
Vice President, Capital Markets

Robert heads the Multifamily Capital Markets team, including pricing, structuring and securitization for the K-Deal program and all other multifamily loan purchases. In addition, he manages relationships with securities investors, credit rating agencies and the broker/dealer community. Robert, a veteran of the commercial mortgage-backed securities market, has been instrumental in developing new securities structures and other capital-market innovations for Freddie Mac Multifamily.

Steve Lansbury, Vice President, Underwriting 
Steve Lansbury
Vice President,
Underwriting

Steve Lansbury
Vice President, Underwriting

Steve's team manages the conventional loan underwriting process across the four Freddie Mac Multifamily regions, working with approved Seller/Servicers, their Borrowers, and our production and sales staff to source a steady flow of high-quality loans to Freddie Mac Multifamily. Over the years, Steve has played an integral role in creating process efficiencies, providing new offerings for our customers, and re-orienting the underwriting model to produce loans for securitization, chiefly through our K-Deal program.

David Leopold, Vice President, Targeted Affordable Sales & Investments 
David Leopold
Vice President,
Targeted Affordable Sales & Investments

David Leopold
Vice President, Targeted Affordable Sales & Investments

David is our lead for managing the relationships, transactions and deal negotiations for the Freddie Mac Multifamily affordable housing business. David has extensive national leadership experience in multifamily lending and tax credit equity products, as well as established relationships with many of our customers. David not only leads the Targeted Affordable Housing business, but also acts as thought leader for Freddie Mac on issues related to affordable housing policy and pursuing opportunities for innovation in the affordable housing arena.

Rich Martinez, Vice President, Production and Sales 
Rich Martinez
Vice President,
Production and Sales

Rich Martinez
Vice President, Production and Sales

Rich leads our teams in the Northeast and Southeast Regions that work with approved Seller/Servicers for conventional loans and their borrowers to source loans to Freddie Mac Multifamily. He also serves as Freddie Mac's student housing representative for the Northeast and Southeast regions.

Carl McLaughlin, Vice President, Loan Servicing 
Carl McLaughlin
Vice President,
Loan Servicing

Carl McLaughlin
Vice President, Loan Servicing

Carl is responsible for all loan servicing operations and loan administration. He joined Freddie Mac as a Mortgage Purchase Analyst in the Single Family Division in 2000. Over the years, he supported Single Family Data Quality and Mission/Affordable Housing. He later became an Operational Risk Manager, where he helped manage, and eventually directed, operational risk across various Single Family and Multifamily operational risk types and internal organizations, identifying risks and controls, measuring and reporting on the risks, monitoring and holding capital for these risks, and establishing sound governance over operational risk.

Susan Mudry, Vice President, Business Management 
Susan Mudry
Vice President,
Business Management

Susan Mudry
Vice President, Business Management

Susan leads the functions of offerings management, regulatory relations, business communications and customer marketing. Susan and her team facilitate the development of business strategy, work with our regulator, coordinate how we bring new initiatives to market, and manage our brand, websites, events and training.

Tim O' Neill,  Vice President, Multifamily Real Estate Law 
Tim O' Neill
Vice President, Multifamily Real Estate Law

Tim O' Neill
Vice President, Multifamily Real Estate Law

Tim heads the team of multifamily lawyers who support the purchase and securitization of our loans. Tim and his team work directly with our lenders and Borrowers on the contractual terms of new loan purchases. The Legal team also is responsible for ensuring compliance with securities law for our mortgage securities, and they provide strategic counsel to management on business and regulatory matters.

Victor Pa, Vice President, Investments & Advisory 
Victor Pa
Vice President,
Investments & Advisory

Victor Pa
Vice President, Investments & Advisory

Victor manages our portfolios of multifamily mortgage debt outstanding, including our guaranteed portfolio and all multifamily agency and non-agency mortgage backed securities. This involves managing whole loans and securities while they are in our retained portfolio through the buy-hold-trade strategies. Victor and his team also manage the valuation, hedging and disposition of all multifamily retained portfolio assets, provide the business with a wide variety of analytics, manage capital allocations, and produce research papers on current trends in multifamily real estate and mortgage markets.

Michael H. Patterson, Vice President, Underwriting 
Michael H. Patterson
Vice President,
Underwriting

Michael H. Patterson
Vice President, Underwriting

As the head of specialty products underwriting, Mike focuses on strengthening relationships with lenders and borrowers. Since joining our underwriting management team, Mike has been instrumental in the launch of several vital risk transfer capabilities, including our K-Deal and securitization programs. Mike also helped start our Small Balance Loan program.

Lisa Stone, Vice President, Human Resources Business Partners 
Lisa Stone
Vice President,
HR Business Partners

Lisa Stone
Vice President, Human Resources Business Partners

Lisa champions our employee culture in Freddie Mac Multifamily. In this role, she leads our human capital strategy and drives diverse and innovative people-related solutions, which maximize the contribution of our employees.

 

Northeast

Production & Sales

Rich Martinez
Richard Martinez
Vice President
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Tom Podgorski, Senior Regional Director






Tom Podgorski
Senior Director
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Lauren Whited, Transaction Manager






Lauren Whited

Transaction Manager
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Underwriting & Credit

Steve Lansbury, Vice President






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Vice President
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Tom Hamill, Senior Director






Tom Hamill
Senior Director
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Joe Tancredi, Regional Director






Joe Tancredi
Director
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Southeast

Production & Sales

Rich Martinez
Richard Martinez
Vice President
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Geri Borger Urgo, Senior Managing Director






Geri Borger Urgo
Senior Managing Director
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Matthew Brodsky, Senior Producer






Preslava
Kovatchevska

Director
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Lauren Whited, Transaction Manager






Lauren Whited

Transaction Manager
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Michael A. Patterson, Senior Producer






Michael A. Patterson

Senior Producer
Atlanta Field Office
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Jim Dishmon, Production Professional






Jim Dishmon
Production Professional
Fort Lauderdale
Field Office
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Underwriting & Credit

Steve Lansbury, Vice President






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Vice President
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Ian Ouwerkerk, Senior Director






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Senior Director
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Rachel Levy, Director






Rachel Levy
Director
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Central

Production & Sales

Kelli Carhart, Vice President






Kelli Carhart
Vice President
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Amanda Nunnink, Senior Director






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Senior Director
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Edward Corbett, Director






Edward Corbett
Director
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Kirstin Cook, Transaction Manager






Kirstin Cook

Transaction Manager
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Matthew Brodsky, Senior Producer






Matthew Brodsky
Senior Producer
Dallas Field Office
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Catherine Justice, Senior Producer






Catherine Justice
Senior Producer
Houston Field Office
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Underwriting & Credit

Steve Lansbury, Vice President






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Vice President
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Phillip Cathlina, Senior Director






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Senior Director
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Adam Monti, Director






Adam Monti
Director
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Western

Production & Sales

Steve Griffin, Regional Director






Peter Giles
Vice President
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Steve Griffin, Regional Director






Steve Griffin
Director
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Tony Nargi, Regional Director






Tony Nargi
Director
Denver Field Office
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Eric Ealy, Regional Director






Eric Ealy
Director
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Cory Jurasits, Transaction Manager






Cory Jurasits

Transaction Manager
Denver Field Office
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Steve Lineberger, Senior Producer






Steve Lineberger
Manager
Seattle Field Office
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Jean-Laurent Pouliot, Senior Producer






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Pouliot

Production Professional
Irvine Field Office
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Underwriting & Credit

Steve Lansbury, Vice President






Steve Lansbury
Vice President
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Jack Leighton, Senior Director






Jack Leighton
Senior Director
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Structured

Production & Sales

Lauren Garren, Vice President






Lauren Garren
Vice President
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Denise Hogan, Director






Denise Hogan
Director
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Underwriting & Credit

Mike Patterson, Vice President






Mike H. Patterson
Vice President
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Charlotte Lindell, Senior Director






Charlotte Lindell
Senior Director
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Production & Sales

Steve Griffin, Regional Director






Peter Giles
Vice President
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Steve Schmidt, Senior Director






Steve Schmidt
Director
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Underwriting & Credit

Mike Patterson, Vice President






Mike H. Patterson
Vice President
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Kathy Ryser, Director






Kathy Ryser
Senior Director
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Production & Sales

David Leopold, Vice President






David Leopold
Vice President
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Clayton Davis, Senior Director






Clayton Davis
Senior Director
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Shaun Smith, Director






Shaun Smith
Senior Director
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Underwriting & Credit

Mike Patterson, Vice President






Mike H. Patterson
Vice President
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Ed Greene, Senior Director






Edward Greene
Senior Director
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Charlotte Lindell, Senior Director






Charlotte Lindell
Senior Director
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Kim Gilliam, Director






Kim Gilliam
Director
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Production & Sales

Stephen Johnson, Vice President, Small Balance Loan Business






Stephen Johnson
Vice President
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David Cardwell, Senior Director






David Cardwell
Senior Director
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Annie Gong, Eastern Region Manager






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Eastern Region
Manager
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Joyce Judah, Central Region Manager






Joyce Judah
Central Region
Manager
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Christine Pratt, Western Region Manager Christine Pratt
Western Region
Manager

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Underwriting & Credit

Catherine Evans, Senior Director






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Senior Director
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Ben Schweitzer, Director






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Director
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Jessica Gonzalez, Central Region Manager






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Central Region
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Dan Greenberg, Eastern Region Manager






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Eastern Region
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Gerry Lam, Western Region Manager Gerry Lam
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Manager

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