WASHINGTON D.C. – May 17, 2019 – Berkadia today announced the addition of Managing Director Emily Schultz to its Washington D.C. Mortgage Banking team. In this role, Schultz will help to grow Berkadia’s Fannie Mae lending partnerships and support Berkadia’s network of over 130 mortgage bankers, as well as GSE platform clients. She will report to Senior Vice President and Head of GSE Lending Dan Brendes.
“Our partnership with the GSEs are fundamental to our success as an organization. We pride ourselves on knowing our lenders and their programs, recommending deals that we’re confident meet their criteria and providing best-in-class service,” said Brendes. “To do these things well requires that we, above all, have strong product knowledge and strong relationships. With nearly 20 years of GSEs experience, Emily’s relationships run deep and her experience and knowledge of the markets is unsurpassed. She will be a tremendous addition to our team.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in a variety of capacities and built multiple innovative finance platforms throughout my career,” said Schultz. “In joining Berkadia, a consistent leader in GSE lending, I’m excited to put my experience to work, to help sustain and grow their already powerful GSE lending platform and continue to provide best-in-class service to clients.”
Schultz joins Berkadia from Berkeley Point Capital LLC, where she was a member of the Senior Executive Committee and served as Chief Underwriter for Berkeley’s work with the Fannie Mae DUS Platform. She was responsible for overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Underwriting groups and the agency’s Prescreen groups, which closed nearly $5 billion annually.
Prior to Berkeley Point Capital, Schultz served as Deputy Chief Underwriter for the Fannie Mae DUS Platform at Greystone Servicing Corporation. She managed a team of senior underwriters, underwriters and analysts that approved and closed between 50 and 85 Fannie Mae loans per year. Additionally, she supervised underwriting process for Fannie Mae Assumptions, Market Rate and Supplemental Loans from application to delivery.
Schultz earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with an emphasis in Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College.