Berkadia Adds Laura Saull Smith to HUD Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Berkadia has added Laura Saull Smith to its HUD loan origination team. Smith will work from the company’s Washington, D.C. office.

In 2017 Berkadia was the top originating HUD lender for the fourth consecutive year, with a volume totaling more than $1.7 billion for HUD’s fiscal year 2017. Smith is an expert in providing HUD financing to owners of multifamily and healthcare properties, further adding to Berkadia’s HUD offering.

Smith specializes in national HUD multifamily and healthcare financing, primarily under the LEAN and MAP insured programs through HUD. She has more than 30 years of experience underwriting and originating commercial loans and has provided approximately $5 billion in FHA, FHLMC, FNMA and conduit transactions.