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Berkadia Adds Bissonette and Moro to Affordable Housing Team in D.C.

Berkadia has announced the hiring of Matthew Bissonette and Susan Moro as managing directors for the firm’s affordable housing platform. Bissonette will focus on affordable agency lending, while Moro will serve as Head of Transaction Management on Berkadia’s tax credit syndication team. Both will report to SVP and Head of Affordable Housing David Leopold.

Bissonette joins Berkadia from Citibank, where he served as a Director and was responsible for originating between $200 and $600 million per year in multifamily affordable housing debt. Moro joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she served as Community Development Banking Regional Executive for Lending and Investments.

“At Berkadia, we’re building the most comprehensive affordable housing platform in the industry, which necessitates team members who can provide best-in-class technical advice and expertise to help clients understand the complexities of this space,” said Leopold. “With the addition of Bissonette and Moro to our team, we’re increasing the breadth of knowledge and experience in agency financing and tax credit syndication.”

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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.

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