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Executive Vice President, National Head of Production
Dwayne George joined the company in 2020 and serves as Executive Vice President, National Head of Production for Merchants Capital. With 15 years of diverse production, underwriting, and management experience, Mr. George is recognized as an adept problem solver with proven success in multifamily production and sales team management, as well as originating and underwriting Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) executions. Mr. George’s primary responsibility is to lead the company’s sales team, working closely with Merchants’ sales office leads in New York, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Indianapolis and Chicago.
Prior to joining Merchants Capital, Dwayne functioned as the Senior Production Director in the Target Affordable Housing Division at Freddie Mac. Among other duties, Dwayne managed the Freddie Mac Optigo® Lender Network, which is a platform that consists of 19 Lenders, responsible for originating $6 Billion of annual Affordable Housing production. Prior to his role as Senior Production Director, Dwayne served as a Senior Relationship Manager for three years, where he led the group in revenue creation by generated $1.3 Billion -$1.5 Billion of annual Target Affordable Housing production. In addition to leading the platform in annual production during this period, Dwayne played a critical role in the development and implementation of TAH product offerings, such as Bridge to Resyndication, FLEX TEL, and Extended Rate Lock TEL.
Prior to joining the production team, Mr. George served as a Senior Underwriter in Freddie Mac’s Target Affordable Housing Group, where he was responsible for obtaining and granting credit approvals for LIHTC Preservation, Section 8, Bond Credit Enhancements, Moderate Rehabilitations, and Extended Use loans totaling $300-$400 million in annual production. During his first three years at Freddie, Dwayne orchestrated the purchase of $920 million in Freddie Mac Target Affordable originations, which included the firm’s largest Target Affordable Housing CME transaction, the first Short Term Bond Execution, and the first R.A.D conversion.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Dwayne worked with Bellwether-Enterprise as a Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Senior Underwriter. While there, he underwrote the firms first Freddie Mac CME and Immediate Moderate Rehabilitation loans and committed 20% of the firms total 2011/2012 Multifamily Finance budget. Dwayne has also served as a Senior Production Analyst at Amerisphere Multifamily Finance for the Conventional and Affordable Fannie Mae debt platform. As Production Analyst, he facilitated the funding of $450 million in Fannie Mae DUS loans, which generated $1.5 million in fee income for the firm, as well as, negotiated trade indications with MBS buyers of Fannie Mae debt.
He is a graduate of Goucher College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. He also holds a master’s degree in Real Estate from Georgetown University.