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Sharon Karaffa Joins Berkeley Point Capital as Managing Director

July 26, 2017

KaraffaBethesda, MD – Berkeley Point Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Sharon Karaffa as Managing Director. In this role, she will be responsible for driving revenue throughout the Berkeley Point Platform, with a focus on affiliates including ARA, a Newmark Company, NKF and Cantor Fitzgerald.

“Ms. Karaffa brings a unique set of qualifications to our team as our Firm experiences its highest growth in recent history,” said Mike May, Executive Managing Director of Berkeley Point. “2017 marks our thirtieth anniversary, and a year in which our servicing portfolio has topped $58 billion, 48% of which in Fannie Mae Primary Loans.  With Ms. Karaffa onboard, we’re eager to watch this number soar. We’re delighted to have her join the team.”

Previously, Karaffa was the Director of Priority Borrower Relationships and Head of Structured Transactions for Fannie Mae Multifamily. In this capacity, she was responsible for managing borrower relationships, leading the structured transactions product and team, and setting the strategic direction for borrower relationships and the structured transactions products and business. Karaffa joined Fannie Mae in 2004 and had also led the Financial Planning & Analysis division, managed the acquisition of seasoned loan portfolios, and managed various lender relationships.

“The evolution of the Cantor family of real estate companies has been one of the more significant developments in multifamily real estate over the last five years,” said Karaffa. “Their expansion is still in its early stages. I am thrilled to be part of this family as it continues on its growth path and to be joining such an exceptional team of talent at Berkeley Point Capital.”

Karaffa received a B.S. in Finance from the Smeal College of Business Administration at the Pennsylvania State University.


for further information contact:
business: Corey Debnam Cooper, Managing Director
617.722.5057 |

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617.722.5015 |

about berkeley point capital
Berkeley Point Capital LLC is one of the nation’s leading providers of multifamily capital solutions. The Firm boasts a 30 year history and a servicing portfolio of $58 billion representing in excess of 3,200 loans in 48 states. A top five Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lender, Berkeley Point offers a full complement of GSE, FHA, Life Company and Conduit products.

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