Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mortgage Bankers Association Honors Cathy Pharis with 2016 CREF Distinguished Service Award

Rodrigo Lopez
ORLANDO, FL -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has awarded Cathy Pharis, Managing Director and Head of FHA Platform for Wells Fargo Multifamily Captial (WFMC), Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., with the 2016 Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Distinguished Service Award at the Association's 26th annual CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo held in Orlando, FL.

“Cathy was instrumental in redesigning the MBA Multifamily Steering Committee to incorporate MBA members from all multifamily capital sources,” said Rodrigo Lopez, CMB, MBA Chairman-Elect and Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital Finance, L.L.C.

 “Cathy chaired MBA’s FHA Task Force in 2011-2012, where she was key in shaping MBA’s recommendations to FHA, virtually all of which were accepted to enhance efficiencies and for more training.”

Pharis is the head of the FHA Platform for Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital (WFMC). In that role, she is responsible for overseeing the origination and underwriting of all projects financed by WFMC using HUD’s mortgage insurance programs. 

Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2009, Pharis was with Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, Inc. (including predecessor companies) for over 25 years.

  For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Ali Ahmad
(202) 557-2727

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