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Michael C. May

Vice Chairman, Head of Multifamily Debt & Structured Finance

Michael C. May is the head of the Multifamily Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance group, bringing over 38 years of experience in the capital markets, residential mortgage, and multifamily mortgage sectors to the team. Mr. May focuses on attracting new sources of capital, corporate strategy, and business growth and development. Mr. May joined the firm's predecessor company in August 2012 as Managing Director and National Head of Multifamily lending, where he focused on expanding multifamily debt and service offerings.

Prior to these roles, Mr. May served as Head of Multifamily at Freddie Mac where he directed the daily operations of the Multifamily Business line. Over his tenure this line produced over $100 billion in originations and created the ‘K' series bonds, which were the first commercial backed securities credit sale following the financial crisis. At Freddie Mac, Mr. May also served as Head of Single Family, generating $1 trillion in originations and as the Head of Structured Finance, where he oversaw the REMIC and securities issuance business that issued over $120 billion in structured securities, including Freddie Mac's first Multifamily REMIC. In addition, Mr. May was the Head of Securities Trading, which produced over $110 billion in proprietary securities trades.

Mr. May is both visible and highly active within the Multifamily sector. He is an executive committee member of the National Equity Fund Board of Directors. He is currently a member of the National Multi-Housing Council Board, the NMHC Finance Council, and the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors, as well as a participant on the MBA committee on the future of the GSEs. He is a former Vice Chairman of the ULI Gold MF council, Chairman of MBA's Multifamily Steering committee, member the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors, and participant on the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission roundtable for the Multifamily Housing Finance system.

Mr. May is a CPA and CIA and received his BS in Business with a concentration in Accounting from Old Dominion University.


Michael C. May
Michael C. May
Vice Chairman, Head of Multifamily Debt & Structured Finance
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
T  301.347.4900

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Areas of Specialization
  • Multifamily Capital Markets
  • Debt & Structured Finance