The Denver office of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC (Berkadia) recently announced the hiring of Joe Brill as a Senior Vice President with the company’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) division. With more than 20 years of mortgage banking experience, Brill will assist in the origination of FHA-insured loans for both multifamily and seniors housing properties. He reports to Senior Vice President Kevin Kozminske, effective May 7, 2012.
“We are extremely excited to have Joe join our FHA team,” said Kozminske. “Given his track record and industry experience, we are confident Joe will help us continue to grow our mortgage banking footprint in the Colorado market.”
Brill, a licensed Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) underwriter, most recently served as senior vice president at Johnson Capital Huntoon Hastings for five years, working in the FHA and government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) lending group. Prior to his work with Johnson Capital, Brill spent time as an underwriter at Berkadia predecessors GMAC/Capmark, and was Director of Acquisitions at ARC REIT in Denver where he oversaw the acquisition of $1.5 billion in manufactured housing assets. Earlier in his career, Brill worked at General Electric in their Astro-Space division, where he was the lead power systems engineer on the Mars Observer interplanetary spacecraft.
“Coming over to Berkadia is a great fit because the company has shown an unmatched commitment to being the industry leader in FHA and GSE lending,” said Brill. “I look forward to fully utilizing these resources for all of our clients.”