Chad Thomas Hagwood is Senior Managing Director and Southeast Regional Manager at Hunt Real Estate Capital. He is actively involved in the origination of multifamily and manufactured housing community debt throughout the nation and focuses on loan originations through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CMBS, and FHA programs. Mr. Hagwood also oversees the Southeast Region and Hunt’s Manufactured Housing Community production nationally. His renowned focus, passion, and commitment to our industry, as well as the diligent coordination of his team members, ensures that all of Mr. Hagwood’s clients receives superior terms and “white-glove” service throughout the entire loan process.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Hagwood has closed well in excess of $8 billion in commercial real estate transactions and is annually ranked as one of the industry’s leading loan originators. Prior to joining Hunt, Mr. Hagwood served as Senior Vice President and Southeast Manager for Capital One Multifamily Finance, managing all of the company’s Southeast production staff.
Prior to Capital One’s acquisition of Beech Street in late 2013, Mr. Hagwood served as Executive Vice President of Originations. Mr. Hagwood joined Beech Street at its inception to facilitate the growth of the direct origination network and was pivotal in Beech’s meteoric rise to one of the nation’s top leading Agency lenders. Mr. Hagwood was the company’s Top Direct Multifamily Originator in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Mr. Hagwood has long been a leading originator and pioneer in the manufactured housing community lending space.
Mr. Hagwood was named one of Birmingham’s “Who’s Who” in commercial real estate in 2017 and 2018, one of the state’s “Heavy Hitters” in banking in 2010, recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of the 25 Most Innovative Leaders in the Banking and Finance Industry in 2005, and named one of Birmingham’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2002. In 2017, Mr. Hagwood was awarded the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s National Alumni Society, which is the Society’s highest award bestowed on an individual whose contributions to UAB benefit the entire university community.
Mr. Hagwood currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board for the UAB’s School of Business Finance Department. He established the Hagwood Endowed Scholarship in Real Estate in 2007 in honor of his parents and named the Chad Thomas Hagwood Finance Lab at UAB’s new Collat School of Business building in 2016. Additionally, Mr. Hagwood served on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Chapter of CCIM Institute, is a Trustee Emeritus for the University of Alabama’s Real Estate Center, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jefferson County Education Foundation. Mr. Hagwood has authored a number of articles in a variety of national publications and is a recurring speaker and panelist at industry conferences and events throughout the country.
Mr. Hagwood earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His areas of concentration were Commercial Real Estate and Investment/Institutional Finance. While at UAB, Mr. Hagwood received presidential honors and served as President of both Rho Epsilon, the National Real Estate Fraternity, and the Financial Management Association.