Hunt Mortgage Group Hires Three Healthcare Underwriting Professionals
— Joins Firm to Help Expand FHA Lending Platform —
New York, NY — December 3, 2014 — Hunt Mortgage Group, a commercial real estate lender, announced today the addition of three new healthcare underwriting professionals to help the firm expand its FHA platform. Jenifer Williams joins Hunt Mortgage Group as a Director and deputy chief underwriter, Adrienne Barrow as underwriter and Erik Kennedy as a processor. All three will be based in Dallas, Texas and will report to Greg Calvert, Senior Managing Director and Chief Credit Officer for Healthcare at Hunt Mortgage Group.
“Adding Jenifer, Adrienne and Erik to the Hunt team is a critical step in fulfilling our plan to enter the Senior Housing/Healthcare finance market,” commented Philip Melton, Senior Managing Director and the head of the Healthcare lending business at Hunt Mortgage Group. “We now have the ability to process and underwrite FHA 232 healthcare loans which will further expand our lending capabilities under our FHA license. This is the first step in building out our FHA Lending Platform with a focus on expanding into the Seniors Housing Lending space through other lending relationships as well.”
Williams is an experienced FHA underwriter and healthcare appraisal professional. She comes to Hunt Mortgage Group from another healthcare lender where she was an Assistant Vice President and deputy chief underwriter-healthcare managing a team of healthcare-focused underwriters and analysts. Before that, she was the FHA Team Lead-healthcare at Keybank Real Estate Capital and an analyst/appraiser at Integra Realty Resources. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a Post Graduate Certificate in International Affairs from the George H.W. Bush School of Governance & Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Barrow is an FHA healthcare underwriter and appraisal professional with more than 14 years of commercial appraisal experience. Prior to Hunt Mortgage Group, she was an FHA healthcare underwriter at another healthcare lender and a senior analyst at Integra Realty Resources. Barrow earned a B.S. and M.S. in Finance from Texas A&M University.
Kennedy also comes to Hunt Mortgage Group from another healthcare lender where he served as a processing analyst. He is an experienced commercial banking professional. Earlier in his career he was a personal banker at Amegy Bank, N.A., and held several positions at First National Bank. He studied at Collin College and Midwestern State University.
“Jenifer, Adrienne and Erik are all well versed in underwriting and appraising FHA healthcare transactions,” said Calvert. “We are confident they will play a vital role in helping us achieve our growth goals with the FHA platform.”
About Hunt Mortgage Group
Hunt Mortgage Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunt Companies, Inc., is a specialty finance company historically focused on financing multifamily properties, but today also finances: affordable housing, manufactured housing, healthcare/senior living, office, retail, industrial, and self-storage facilities throughout the United States. It offers Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD/FHA and its own proprietary loan products. Hunt Mortgage Group maintains a servicing portfolio of over $10.4 billion and is headquartered in New York City. Hunt Mortgage Group is comprised of 129 employees in 15 locations throughout the United States. To learn more about Hunt Mortgage Group, visit www.huntmortgagegroup.com.