2021 Next Generation Awards
New York & Tri-State
Recently promoted to director at Greystone
Focuses on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae agency loans
Moved into production just before pandemic; has closed several deals since then
“I promise I’ll take care of you.” Greystone’s Hope Curtis takes her pledge to new clients quite seriously: her approach to business is grounded in the belief that clients appreciate good work on their behalf by an expert who cares. The results speak for themselves: Curtis is a trusted advisor to clients who need an agency lending expert as they navigate the sometimes challenging world of multifamily finance. Recently promoted to director, she dedicates 100% of her time to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae agency loans, and according to anyone who has worked with her, no one knows the agency lending programs better than Curtis.
Armed with a master’s in real estate finance from New York University, Curtis started at Greystone four years ago as a multifamily agency analyst, focusing exclusively on small balance Fannie and Freddie deals. She moved into production in 2019, a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic got underway in earnest, but that didn’t stop her. For example, in May of 2020 she secured $7 million in Fannie Mae DUS financing for a five-property multifamily portfolio in Hartford, CT, while separately also closing two additional Fannie Mae loans on different properties totaling $9 million for the same client on the same day.
Curtis says, “I don’t follow the dollars. For me, it’s all about the deals and maintaining strong relationships with the people I’m working for. I commit to the same high standard of care for every client, on every transaction, and that’s what matters most.”
These are just a few reasons we chose Curtis as one of the New York/Tri-State 2021 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fifth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.