David Pinson isa director with Newmark Knight Frank’s Multifamily Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance group in Atlanta. He is responsible for originating FHA insure financing for multifamily and healthcare properties nationally.
Previously, Mr. Pinson was senior vice president/branch manager with Capmark Finance and GMAC Commercial Mortgage, also in the FHA insured multifamily and healthcare lending business. Mr. Pinson has originated and closed $850 million of FHA loans.
In the 1990s, Mr. Pinson served as housing finance division director at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), responsible for the core programs of the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority (GHFA). Prior to the 1996 merger of the GHFA into the DCA, he held a number of senior-level positions at the GHFA, including executive director. The GHFA’s programs included the issuance of mortgage revenue bonds and multifamily bonds, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, the HOME program, Section 8 rental assistance and homeless assistance. The GHFA had $1 billion in financial assets, a $320 million loan servicing portfolio, an $11 million annual operating budget and $335 million of annual loan or rental assistance production. The agency’s operations were self-sustaining, financed by production-related fees and earnings rather than taxes. A staff of 160 operated from Atlanta and five regional offices. Annually, the Authority typically issued $100 million in tax-exempt mortgage revenue and housing bonds. Authority debt was rated Aa by Moody’s and AAA, or “Top Tier,” by Standard & Poor’s.
From 1986 to 1990, Mr. Pinson served as program and policy development director for the National Council of State Housing Agencies, a national trade association. In this capacity, Mr. Pinson worked with executive directors of all state housing finance agencies on program and policy issues; represented the agencies before Congress and federal agencies (HUD, the IRS, FHA and Treasury) on housing program and policy issues; worked with federal secondary mortgage market agencies, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae on housing financing program initiatives; coordinated with national housing policy and advocacy groups on program design and policy efforts; and was staff director of the Mitchell-Danforth Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Task Force established by Senators Mitchell and Danforth, formulating program design improvements that were legislatively enacted.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Pinson worked for the state of Georgia’s Office of Planning and Budget and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Mr. Pinson is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Georgia. More recently, he has completed work toward receiving a PhD from Emory University.