More Regions 

Newmark Santa Monica Team




Placed more than $1.96 billion in multifamily financing during 2022

Closed a total of 39 transactions

The Newmark Santa Monica team is led by Executive Vice Chairman Mitch Clarfield. Since launching the business in 2001, he has expanded the Santa Monica office to more than 18 employees with average annual debt originations of over $1.8 billion. He is joined by Senior Managing Director Josh Braceros, Managing Director Meghan Varga, Director Lillian Aceituno and Vice Presidents Garrett Swanky and Alec Newman.

The team originated $1.97 billion in multifamily debt transactions within the past 12 months. One notable transaction involved the recent closing of a $947-million, long-term, fixed-rate Freddie Mac loan on a 4,249-unit property on 144 acres in the heart of Los Angeles. The transaction represented the largest single-asset multifamily loan in Freddie Mac history.

These are some of the reasons we selected Mitch Clarfield, Josh Braceros, Meghan Varga, Lillian Aceituno, Garrett Swanky and Alec Newman for inclusion in the 2023 Connect CRE Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Awards. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest commercial real estate finance standards.


Inside The Story

Newmark's Mitch ClarfieldNemark's Josh BracerosNewmark's Meghan Varga

About Amy Wolff Sorter

I love content. I love writing it, visualizing it, and manipulating it to fit into different formats. I have years of experience in working with content, both as creator and editor. The content I create and edit provides assistance with many goals, ranging from lead generation, to developing street cred through well-timed thought-leadership pieces. Content skills include, but aren't limited to, articles and blogs, e-mails, promotional collateral, infographics, e-books and white papers, website copy and more.