Berkadia Appoints Johnathan Smith Senior Director

Berkadia announced today the continued expansion of its Affordable Housing platform with the addition of Senior Director Johnathan Smith to its investment sales team.  Smith has been involved in the sale of over 300 multifamily assets amounting to more than 37,000 units with a total real estate value exceeding $3 billion.

“Adding Johnathan to our team increases the breadth of knowledge and technical expertise in all aspects of Affordable investment sales” said David Leopold, SVP and Head of Berkadia Affordable Housing. “We’re excited to have him join our team as we continue to grow our Affordable Housing presence across the country.”

Prior to joining Berkadia, Smith served as SVP of CBRE Affordable Housing for nearly ten years. In this role, Johnathan facilitated the valuation and sale of affordable properties nationwide. His expertise includes the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program as well as numerous Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs.

Prior to CBRE, Johnathan spent six years in public accounting as a Certified Public Accountant working in various areas including affordable housing, where he performed tax, audit and other consulting projects. His experiences in public accounting led him to pursue a career in affordable housing and has served him well in developing his professional service approach to investment sales. He maintains his CPA license in Washington.  In addition, he has served as Treasurer on the boards of two non-profit organizations.

About Berkadia®:

Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial Group, is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to our multifamily and commercial property clients. Through our integrated mortgage banking, investment sales and servicing platform, Berkadia delivers comprehensive real estate solutions for the entire life cycle of our clients’ assets.

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