Mr. George has over 15 years of diverse production, underwriting, and management experience, has proven success in multifamily production and sales team management, as well as originating and underwriting Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) executions. His 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. Previously, he functioned as the Senior Production Director in the Target Affordable Housing Division at Freddie Mac. Among other duties, Mr. George managed the Freddie Mac Optigo® Lender Network, and was responsible for originating $6 Billion of annual Affordable Housing production. Prior to that he served as a Senior Relationship Manager for three years, where he led the group in revenue creation by generating $1.3 Billion-$1.5 Billion of annual Target Affordable Housing production. In addition, he 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. Mr. George served as a Senior Underwriter in Freddie Mac’s Target Affordable Housing Group, where he obtained and granted 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, he 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, he worked with Bellwether-Enterprise as a Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Senior Underwriter.
Mr. George is a graduate of Goucher College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and holds a master’s degree in Real Estate from Georgetown University.