Newmark has appointed John Ward as vice chairman of its Multifamily Capital Markets Group in New York. Ward will report to Sharon Karaffa, vice chairman and co-head of production for Multifamily Capital Markets. 

With over three decades in commercial real estate, Ward brings a wealth of experience in originating debt products for multifamily and commercial assets, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA/HUD, and CMBS. 

“John’s expertise and deep relationships with a diverse base of clients have solidified him as a prominent and differentiated leader,” said Karaffa. “As we expand our presence in the mission and workforce housing space, John is a strategic addition to our ongoing national capital markets buildout.” 

Ward’s previous roles include Regional Manager at KeyBank’s New York office, where he originated over $2.5 billion in debt products. He is active in industry associations such as the Manufactured Housing Institute and Mortgage Bankers Association. 

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