CREF22: Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance Convention & Expo

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We can't wait to meet again at the largest commercial/multifamily industry event of the year. To see what we did last time we met in person at CREF2020 in San Diego, you can download the schedule here

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Monday, February 14, 2022

  • Breakout Session: HUD Initiatives in the Multifamily Sector

    Location: Seaport Ballroom B


    Speaker(s)

    C. Lamar Seats, Senior Vice President, FHA Production, Greystone

    Dana Wade, Chief Production Officer, FHA Lending, Walker & Dunlop, LLC

    Karen Wipper, Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriter, Dwight Capital LLC

    Debbie VanHoosen, Vice President and Chief Underwriter - Multifamily, Berkadia

    FHA multifamily lending programs remain critical to the construction, rehabilitation, and refinancing of affordable and market rate workforce rental housing across the country. HUD lenders share perspectives on record breaking production and their plans to support the FHA lending community.

    Speaker(s)

    C. Lamar Seats, Senior Vice President, FHA Production, Greystone

    Mr. Seats joins Greystone from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Multifamily Housing Programs for three years, overseeing $21 billion in production in FY2020. He was previously a Managing Director at M&T Realty Capital Corporation and served as Chief Executive officer of Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC upon acquisition by Enterprise Community Investment Inc, where he was Senior Vice President and head of the mortgage banking group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Seats worked in commercial loan roles at Reilly Mortgage Group, Wells Fargo Bank, Bankers Trust Company, and USF&G Corporation.

    Dana Wade, Chief Production Officer, FHA Lending, Walker & Dunlop, LLC

    Dana Wade, Chief Production Officer of the FHA Finance team, is based out of Walker & Dunlop’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Wade is responsible for the oversight of the production team for Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily lending through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Ms. Wade will also be responsible for helping drive the company's affordable housing financing activities. Ms. Wade previously served as the Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, which financed a total of over 11,000 rental properties and 3,000 mortgages for residential care facilities and hospitals during FY 2020. In her role at the FHA, she was responsible for carrying out the agency's mission of providing affordable housing for moderate and low-income households, implementing enhanced risk management for FHA's $1.4 trillion portfolio, and leading over 2,400 employees. Prior to joining the FHA, Wade served as Associate Director at the Office of Management and Budget, where she led budget oversight for six Executive Branch agencies with a focus on financial services, including HUD and multiple independent agencies. Ms. Wade also held senior roles in Congress, including Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Dana graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in economics and earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Karen Wipper, Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriter, Dwight Capital LLC

    Karen Wipper is an Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriter at Dwight Capital. Prior to joining to Dwight, Karen was the Managing Deputy Chief Underwriter for Love Funding. She is both a MAP and LEAN approved underwriter for all FHA multifamily and healthcare transactions. Karen has a variety of program experience for both market rate and affordable housing and healthcare including new construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase, and refinance transactions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College, a Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School. Karen currently serves as Vice Chair of the MBA’s FHA Multifamily Committee and is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.

    Debbie VanHoosen, Vice President and Chief Underwriter - Multifamily, Berkadia

    Debbie VanHoosen is Vice President – Chief Underwriter, Multifamily with Berkadia Commercial Mortgage.  Ms. VanHoosen has been with Berkadia since 2016 and previously held the position of Chief Underwriter with other FHA lender organization. Ms. VanHoosen has worked in real estate since 1992 and has experience in retail, affordable housing, assisted living, skilled nursing and multifamily projects.  Her time in the underwriting arena at Mercy Housing, a large nonprofit affordable housing developer was particularly impactful on her career path.  Ms. VanHoosen has a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Masters degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver, she is also MAP and Lean Underwriter certified.  Ms. VanHoosen is active in the Mortgage Bankers Association participating for nine years as instructor for the FHA Multifamily Underwriter Training program, a current instructor for the MBA Affordable Underwriter training and current chair of the MBA FHA Committee.