Newmark Hires Debt and Structured Finance Expert John Ward

by Jeff Shaw

NEW YORK CITY — Newmark has hired John Ward as vice chairman of its multifamily capital markets group. 

Based in New York, Ward specializes in the origination of debt products for multifamily and other commercial assets nationwide, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA/HUD, CMBS, life company, banks, preferred equity/mezzanine and bridge loan executions.

With more than three decades of commercial real estate development, valuation and debt origination experience, Ward has placed and structured over $15 billion in capital through varying executions and capital structures for an array of property types. He has extensive experience in both conventional multifamily and manufactured housing and will partner with Newmark’s multifamily investment sales teams across the U.S.

Prior to Newmark, Ward originated more than $2.5 billion in debt products as a regional manager at KeyBank’s New York office. He specializes in multifamily and manufactured housing, including market-rate apartments, affordable housing, student housing and seniors housing.

Ward is active in the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).

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