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BWE Expands Raleigh Presence with Two New Executive Vice Presidents

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC (BWE), a national commercial and multifamily mortgage banking company, announced today that James “Jimbo” Tanner and Henry Tanner have joined the company as Executive Vice Presidents in its Raleigh office, specializing in Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured multifamily project loans. Together, the Tanners bring five decades of experience in mortgage banking to BWE.

Jim Tanner

“Jimbo and Henry’s expertise in originating FHA loans for nearly every type of residential housing will make them incredible assets to our growing Raleigh team,” said Todd Harrop, National Director of Conventional Production at BWE. “Their deep local ties and extensive experience sourcing financing from a wide range of sources will help BWE continue to grow its FHA business in the Southeast and beyond.”

The growth of BWE’s Raleigh office is part of a long-term expansion by BWE. Over the past five years, the company has grown its base of producers by nearly a third despite COVID-19 and uncertain economic headwinds. BWE plans to continue to add talented new producers to its offices across the country throughout 2023.

Henry Tanner

“Henry and I are thrilled to be joining BWE, which has continued to prove itself to be one the fastest growing and most effective mortgage banking companies in the country,” said James. “There is a lot of room for growth for FHA lending in North Carolina and the Southeast as a whole, and we look forward to working with our clients to bring them financing solutions that meet their unique needs.”

Over the course of his nearly 30-year mortgage banking career, James has specialized primarily in the origination, processing and servicing of FHA-insured project loans. Prior to joining BWE, he most recently served as Senior Managing Director for HUD/FHA Loans in Berkadia’s Raleigh office. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

During his two-decade career, Henry has also specialized in the FHA programs to secure project financing for his clients. Before coming to BWE, Henry was a Managing Director for HUD/FHA Loans in Berkadia’s Raleigh office. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston.

The brothers have been particularly active using the FHA Section 221(d)(4), 223(f), 223(a)(7) and 232 programs. These loans have encompassed a wide array of residential housing types and have employed a large variety of funding sources, including GNMA, FNMA, Taxable and Tax-Exempt bonds, HOME, CDBG and Low-Income Housing and Historic Tax Credits. Together, they have originated several billion dollars in FHA loans and helped their customers bring countless multifamily housing units online throughout the country.

BWE provides flexible financing solutions for clients covering the entire spectrum of commercial and multifamily real estate. For more information on BWE’s services, visit us at:

BWE is a national, full-service commercial and multifamily mortgage banking company. Partnering with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., BWE has production offices across the country and an integrated servicing platform based in Cleveland. With local market expertise, national lending relationships and financing structure experience, we provide clients with competitive, creative solutions for their financing needs. BWE provides loans for a range of institutional investors including life insurance companies, pension funds, commercial banks and CMBS lenders and is a Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) lender, Freddie Mac Optigo™ seller/servicer for Conventional and Targeted Affordable Housing Loans, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approved Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 538 Rural Development lender.


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