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,...
Completed $313 million in transactions during 2020
Berkadia’s Nick Nicholson is an FHA/HUD financing specialist with an expertise in financing hospitals with FHA. Nicholson has been originating FHA/HUD insured financing for properties across the country since 2005.
In 2020, Nick closed a number of transactions spread across the country. Nick sticks to no one specialty and has closed loans for properties ranging from market rate apartments in Utah, to skilled nursing facilities and high end assisted living properties north of New York City.
The most significant transaction for Nick in 2020 was a $190 million FHA/HUD loan for the largest hospital system in Puerto Rico, Metro Pavia Hospital System. Nicholson was tasked with convincing the Federal Housing Agency that the economy and the healthcare market in Puerto Rico was stable, in spite of substantial natural disasters, economic challenges and political upheaval. Nick was successful in convincing FHA that the island has a resilient economy, and that the Metro Pavia hospital was, and is, a critical element of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure.
These are some of the reasons we selected Nicholson for inclusion in our first-ever Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Awards. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest standards in commercial real estate finance.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.