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The D.C. Regional office is a consistently high-volume origination office that provides a complete range of debt and equity options for all types of income producing real estate. With an unmatched number of insurance company relationships to a deep network of CMBS, bank and debt fund contacts, the office can provide clients with an array of competitive financing solutions. Additionally, the group has a complete array of agency debt options (Fannie Mae DUS, Freddie Mac and FHA) for multifamily assets. The office benefits from multi-decade relationships, which has enabled them to guide many of those relationships into third-party investments. The team is experienced in arranging joint-venture equity and structured finance solutions for most development and acquisition opportunities.

Please call Ken Gentzel at 301.654.6949, Gary McGlynn at 301.654.6420 or Jason Smith at 301.654.6806 to learn more.

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Northmarq secures $160 million in permanent-fixed-rate financing for 11 self storage facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 4, 2022) – Jason M. Smith, managing director, Gary McGlynn, managing director and Kevin Gentzel, vice president of Northmarq’s Washington, D.C. debt/equity team arranged $160 million in permanent fixed-rate financing for a portfolio of 11 self-storage facilities containing approximately 9,100 units on behalf of Security Public Storage. Northmarq arranged the financing for the borrower through its correspondent relationship with a life insurance company.

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Northmarq welcomes Daniel Siesser as senior vice president in its Washington, D.C. office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2022) — Northmarq’s Washington, D.C. office has added another two decades-worth of commercial real estate experience with the hiring of Daniel Siesser. In his role of senior vice president, he will advise clients on capital for new developments, acquisitions and refinancing for both debt and equity to owners, investors, and developers of commercial real estate using capital relationships that include life insurance companies, agencies, commercial banks, investment banks, private equity funds, pension fund advisors, and family offices.

“It is a privilege to join Gary McGlynn, Ken Gentzel, and Jason Smith—one of most prolific capital markets teams in the region,” said Siesser.

Siesser has been working in the Washington, D.C. region for the span of his 19-year career in CRE. Prior to joining Northmarq, he was the top producer for consecutive years for Gimbert Realty Capital, a mortgage banking firm based in McLean, Virginia. Before that, Siesser was a loan production officer for Chase Bank’s multifamily debt platform in Washington, DC, where he successfully expanded their lending footprint into the metro’s suburban regions. He began his career at Deutsche Bank as a credit underwriter for their Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily lending group.

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D.C. is a hotspot for multifamily investors, lenders as absorption ticks up

Jason Smith, managing director of NorthMarq’s Washington, D.C., office was recently featured in Southeast Real Estate Business. Read the story below.

Driven by increasing high-paying jobs, billions of dollars in public and private investment and healthy population growth, the Washington, D.C. metro area boasts a dynamic multifamily market with rebounding rent growth and stabilizing occupancy rates.

Washington, D.C. gained 20,500 jobs in June, according to the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services.

Additionally, D.C.’s population topped 700,000 for the first time since 1975. The Washington metropolitan area’s total population has climbed to more than 6 million, and more households mean more demand for apartments.

The strong fundamentals have led to increased rent growth in the apartment sector. D.C.’s average net asking rate is $1,990 – up 1.7 percent, making it the sixth-fastest rent growth in the United States, according to Reis. The net asking rent increased for 10 consecutive quarters.

Check out the full article here.

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Jason Smith promoted to Managing Director of NorthMarq’s Washington, D.C., regional office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 31, 2019) – The Washington, D.C., regional office of NorthMarq announces the promotion of Jason Smith to managing director. In his new role, Smith will co-manage the daily operations of the Washington office with managing directors Kenneth Gentzel and Gary McGlynn as it provides a complete range of debt and equity options through its unmatched number of insurance company relationships, deep network of CMBS, bank and debt fund contacts and complete array of in-house agency debt options (Fannie Mae DUS, Freddie Mac and FHA).

“Jason is well-deserving of this promotion as he has demonstrated a strong work ethic to his clients and NorthMarq,” said William Ross, president. “He exemplifies NorthMarq’s upcoming generation of leaders—possessing deep market knowledge along with innovative new ideas for clients.”

Smith joined NorthMarq in 2003 and within the last five years alone, he has originated in excess of $4 billion in debt and equity for private family and institutional property owners, developers and investors among numerous asset classes including office, multifamily, industrial, retail, hospitality and self-storage. Prior to joining NorthMarq, he was employed with the Pension Fund Advisory Group of Legg Mason Real Estate Services.

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