Hunt Real Estate Capital has named three new executives — Andrew Kitts, Heath Coryell and Wendy Lord — to its seniors housing and healthcare team. Kitts, Coryell and Lord will focus on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac credit and underwriting for this niche sector.

Kitts has been named managing director and chief credit officer and is based in Hunt’s Irvine, CA, office. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and previously worked for RED Capital. Kitts has held leadership roles with RED’s Seniors Housing team and several other leading financial institutions, including Bank of America Commercial Finance and The Main Group. He has an undergraduate degree in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Coryell joined Hunt as director and deputy chief underwriter and will be based in Virginia. He comes to the firm from Arbor, where he was the team leader for GSE Seniors Housing Credit. He previously spent time at Oak Capital and Berkadia in various underwriting and deal management roles. Coryell has an undergraduate degree in business economics with a minor in history and Latin from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, VA.

Lord has been named director and will focus on special asset management. She is based in Maryland and previously worked for Arbor, where she spent the past several years as a vice president focused on Freddie Mac and seniors housing. Lord previously held positions at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage. She has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree in finance from Indiana University School of Business.