Berkadia Adds Two Senior Managing Director to Mortgage Banking Platform to Co-Lead San Diego and Orange County Offices
Orange County, CA – May 1, 2023 – Berkadia announced today the addition of Senior Managing Directors Kevin Mignogna and Charlie Haggard. The team will report to SVP – Co-Head of Mortgage Banking and Production Operations Cole Schutjer.
“With over 50 years of combined industry experience, I’m thrilled to have Kevin and Charlie join Berkadia and serve as co-office leaders in our Orange County and San Diego mortgage banking offices,” said Schutjer. “Their addition to the West Coast will be pivotal for Berkadia’s growth and our ability to provide our clients with the best debt and equity solutions.”
Both Mignogna and Haggard join Berkadia from Newmark, where they provided their clients with over $15 billion in multifamily debt and equity financing, while receiving numerous industry accolades. Both also served terms on Freddie Mac’s Advisory Council.
“We are excited to join Berkadia, one of the leading multifamily debt and equity platforms in the country and look forward to partnering with Berkadia’s existing mortgage banking and investment sales teams in southern California to continue growing market share,” said Haggard. “By leveraging Berkadia’s technology, robust national platform, and extensive lending relationships, we can further bolster our ability to support and meet the needs of clients.”
At Newmark, Haggard held the position of Vice Chairman – Debt & Structured Finance, Multifamily Capital Markets. Prior to Newmark, Haggard was a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Westar Housing. Westar Housing was formed in January 2009 with a focus on developing and acquiring student housing and conventional multifamily projects in high barrier to entry markets in central and southern California.
“This is a great opportunity for us to partner with Berkadia’s excellent management team, outstanding Southern California investment sales team, and highly experienced Orange County and San Diego County mortgage banking teams,” said Mignogna. “I’m excited to expand Berkadia’s Western US presence and national client base, while helping to develop Berkadia’s Institutional Solutions brand.”
At Newmark, Mignogna held the position of Vice Chairman – Debt & Structured Finance, Multifamily Capital Markets. Prior to Newmark, Mignogna led Berkshire Property Advisors’ (now known as Berkshire Residential Investments) Western US acquisitions team, acquiring several hundred million dollars of multifamily real estate and debt.