Newmark Group Selects Sharon Karaffa as President of Multifamily Debt & Structured Finance

by Channing Hamilton

NEW YORK CITY — Newmark Group has appointed Sharon Karaffa to the role of President of Multifamily Debt & Structured Finance. In this role, Karaffa will oversee all aspects of Multifamily Debt & Structured Finance, focusing on revenue growth, business development and client and lender relationships. She will lead Newmark Group’s Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA lending platforms. Karaffa is also responsible for developing synergies and cross-collaboration among Newmark’s Multifamily Capital Markets’ Investment Sales and Debt & Structured Finance teams. 

Prior to joining Newmark Group in 2017, Karaffa served as the Director of Priority Borrower Relationships and Head of Structured Transactions for Fannie Mae Multifamily. Earlier in her career at Fannie Mae, Karaffa managed the acquisition of seasoned loan portfolios and various lender relationships and led the Financial Planning & Analysis division.

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