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Sarah Garland Joins CBRE Affordable Housing as Director of Affordable Housing Production

CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Sarah Garland has joined CBRE Affordable Housing as Director, Capital Markets, Affordable Housing Production.

One of the foremost industry specialists in affordable housing finance, Ms. Garland will join CBRE Affordable Housing’s Debt & Structured Finance team and will be responsible for supporting origination of affordable and workforce housing debt financing. She will be leading a company initiative to leverage CBRE’s broad originations platform with CBRE Affordable Housing’s deep expertise in the regulated multifamily finance market.

“We are very excited to have Sarah join CBRE Affordable Housing, bringing her wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team,” said Robert Sheppard, Managing Director of CBRE Affordable Housing, “Her experience and leadership will be a substantial benefit to our clients, CBRE, and our team.”

Ms. Garland joins CBRE from PNC Bank where she was responsible for affordable housing debt production, specifically focused on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA. Prior to PNC, she served as Fannie Mae’s National Director of Multifamily Affordable Housing, and is a former chair of the MBA FHA Committee and Vice-Chairman of the MBA Multifamily Steering Committee.

CBRE Affordable Housing is a specialty group within CBRE Group, Inc. that combines investment sales, debt and structured finance, and investment banking into a fully integrated service offering for clients in the affordable housing industry. They have closed over $16.2 billion dollars in sales and financing since 2001 and have conducted transactions in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Senior Counsel joins Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody recently announced the arrival of Kathie Soroka as counsel to the firm’s Affordable Housing and Real Estate practice in New York City. Kathie is one of the nation’s foremost professionals in the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), having been a key player in the development of the program’s structure while she served as Senior Counsel to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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NHP Foundation Affiliate Named First CORES Certified Resident Services Program in U.S.

Operation Pathways, Inc. has been selected as the first Certified Organization for Resident Engagement & Services (CORES) by the Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF). The CORES Certification recognizes organizations that have “developed a robust commitment, capacity, and competency in providing resident services coordination in affordable rental housing.”

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