2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).