So Proud of Our Team
September 7, 2017
So much of our success is due to the efforts of our amazingly talented staff. From production and underwriting to investments and asset management, our experienced and dedicated professionals have propelled us to the top of the multifamily industry. Recently, two of the top housing magazines in the nation—MReport and HousingWire—acknowledged three of those team members. And on behalf of all of us at Freddie Mac Multifamily, we want to say congratulations and express our appreciation for their hard work.
Leanne Spies, MReport’s Leading Women in Housing
MReport’s influential list of the leading Women in Housing pays tribute to women having the greatest influence on the mortgage industry. The selection of Leanne Spies, our senior vice president of Asset Management and Operations, came as no surprise. MReport cited her outstanding management skills and broad responsibilities – overseeing more than 250 employees encompassing servicing, asset management, governance, and management of data and technology. MReport praised the “seminal role” Leanne has played in helping us become the nation’s top multifamily financer in 2015 and 2016, and describes Leanne as “an unpretentious leader who treats everyone with dignity and respect.”
Leanne was also interviewed for a feature story in MReport about women in the industry.
Lauren Garren, MReport’s Leading Women in Housing
MReport also acknowledged Lauren Garren, vice president of Production and Sales, for her reputation as a strong leader, strategic thinker and manager—including her success in growing our structured transaction business by 121 percent in her first year overseeing it. Lauren’s efforts to mentor, promote and support female talent at the company was also highlighted, with fellow employees praising her support of our diversity and inclusion efforts.
Kelli Carhart, HousingWire “Insider”
HousingWire’s Insiders Award recognizes an organization’s “operational all-stars”—those making a huge difference in its success. The respected housing publication got it right when it selected Kelli, our vice president of Production & Sales, who is responsible for overseeing originations across the Central Region of the United States. In citing her contributions, they summarized: “Kelli Carhart is the driving force behind Freddie Mac’s multifamily business.”
Please join us in congratulating Leanne, Lauren and Kelli on these national acknowledgements. It’s the varied backgrounds, insights and ideas of these leaders—and leaders like them—that has ranked Freddie Mac among the multifamily industry’s best. On behalf of our leadership, we thank them for their hard work and dedication to our success.