Hunt Real Estate Capital announced that Patrick McFarland has joined the firm as Managing Director. In his new role, McFarland is responsible for originating debt for Hunt Real Estate Capital’s conventional and small balance Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loan Programs, and Hunt’s Proprietary Commercial, Bridge, and Mezzanine Loan Programs for clients in the Southwestern region of the United States. He will be based in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office and will report to Vic Clark, Senior Managing Director at Hunt Real Estate Capital.

“The Southwest region of the country is experiencing strong dynamics and solid underlying real estate fundamentals,” noted Clark.  “Adding to the local team in the area enables us to better serve the rapidly growing needs of local developers and investors.”

McFarland comes to Hunt Real Estate Capital from Churchill Capital Company where he was a Senior Vice President. During his tenure at Churchill, he represented clients in acquisitions and advised in asset reposition strategies for apartment properties in North Texas and Southern California. Prior to that he was a Commercial Real Estate Consultant/Appraiser at The Jay Massey Company. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Sun America Planning Centers and Fidelity Investments.

“Patrick is a seasoned real estate investment banker with more than 20 years’ experience originating, underwriting, and closing commercial real estate debt and equity throughout the US,” added Clark. “He is known for his ability to come up with creative solutions in cases of serious asset or sponsorship challenges, significant environmental contamination, and has had success pioneering concepts with no proven market. He is the perfect addition to our team and we are confident the combination of his expertise with the Company’s extensive product array will help us achieve our regional growth goals.”

McFarland earned a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University.