Hunt Real Estate Capital, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today that Gabe Seghi has joined the firm’s rapidly growing affordable housing/FHA group as Vice President. He is the fifth team member hired in the past couple of months to expand the firm’s presence nationwide.

Seghi will be focused on originating and closing FHA multifamily and senior housing loans nationwide, primarily in the Southeast region of the United States. He will be based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and report to Paul Weissman, Senior Managing Director.

Other recent additions to the Hunt Real Estate Capital affordable team include John McAlister, Managing Director, West Coast Team Leader, Sean Spear, Managing Director, Tim Hoppin, Director, and Aaron Wooler, Director.

“We are actively working to build our affordable and FHA platform, nationwide,” explained Weissman. “Hunt Real Estate Capital has been a long-established player in the affordable housing debt and equity finance markets, having sourced and originated affordable loans since the 1980s.”

“Today we offer our clients an extensive variety of financing products helping them extend their businesses,” noted Weissman. “The need for quality affordable housing is strong across the country. We are committed to addressing the shortage of housing resources for our ever-growing population, and the increasing interest of its communities to meets these needs.”

Seghi joins Hunt Real Estate Capital from Pillar Finance, a Guggenheim Partners Affiliate, where he was a Vice President, Agency Loan Originator. While at Pillar, he cultivated relationships with developers and owner/operators of commercial real estate properties throughout the United States, focused primarily on multifamily and senior housing in Florida. Prior to that Seghi was Vice President, FHA Loan Originator with Housing and Healthcare Finance based out of Chevy Chase, MD.

“I know Gabe is going to be a tremendous asset to our affordable housing FHA team,” added Weissman. “He has a breadth of experience that will result in great success here at Hunt Real Estate Capital; we’re excited to have him aboard.”

Seghi studied at Yeshiva University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics (cum laude).

Hunt Real Estate Capital offers debt for both conventional and affordable multifamily properties and is uniquely positioned in the multifamily space with more than four decades of experience. Today, Hunt Real Estate Capital is structured to maximize efficiencies with dedicated originations and underwriting teams to support its affordable, conventional, and small balance lending businesses.