News Release 1/ 16/ 2017

NorthMarq Capital’s Chicago office welcomes industry veteran Brett Hood to their team as senior vice president

CHICAGO (January 16, 2017) – Brett Hood has joined NorthMarq Capital as senior vice president of its Chicago-based regional office. Hood is responsible for providing clients with creative financing solutions on behalf of the firm’s direct relationships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, life company correspondents, commercial banks and CMBS lenders.

With more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate lending, including direct origination in excess of $8 billion in loan volume, Hood has extensive knowledge financing all property types for multiple capital providers. Prior to joining NorthMarq, Hood served as director within Guggenheim Partners real estate finance subsidiary, responsible for loan origination on behalf of the firm’s affiliated life companies and CMBS platforms. Previously, Hood spent six years within Freddie Mac’s multifamily division most recently serving as director of production and sales. At Freddie Mac, he played an integral role as a member of the Central region’s production management team, overseeing approximately $7 billion in annual loan volume. Hood began his career in CMBS lending spending his first seven years with several notable firms namely Credit Suisse, Nomura and CW Capital.

“We are delighted to have Brett join our Chicago team,” said Sue Blumberg, senior vice president/managing director of NorthMarq’s Chicago office. “His extensive experience across all lending platforms, from Freddie Mac to CMBS, will allow him to bring innovative and nuanced solutions to our client relationships.”

Hood received his BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.