National Director of Agency Relationships
Jeff’s history with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHA covers billions of dollars of successful financings over his 31-year career in commercial real estate finance. Jeff joined Bellwether in 2019 to lead production of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transactions and has subsequently taken on FHA production as well.
Jeff came to Bellwether from JLL, where he co-managed the production of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae transactions originated by the Real Estate Investment Banking platform. He also managed the firm’s front end structuring team, which was responsible for preparing initial loan submissions to both GSEs.
Prior to joining JLL, Jeff had leadership roles with Oak Grove Capital, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital and Collateral Real Estate Capital, where his mortgage banking career started.
Jeff’s primary product expertise is the financing of all forms of conventional multifamily properties. Additionally, Jeff has been involved with the direct production, underwriting and management of teams that delivered several hundred million dollars of debt originations on manufactured home communities, almost a billion dollars of seniors housing production, and several hundred million of affordable housing transactions.
Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in finance.
Jeff is actively involved in several industry groups, including the National Multi-Housing Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s Leadership Council. Jeff was named by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of the Top 40 Under 40 and was a member of the MBA’s Future Leaders Class.
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