Lance H. Wilson serves as a managing director with Newmark Knight Frank’s Multifamily Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance group in the firm’s New York headquarters. Mr. Wilson specializes in the financing of multifamily rental housing projects, assisted living facilities and nursing homes, primarily through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA mortgage insurance programs.
Mr. Wilson joined Newmark Knight Frank’s predecessor in 2016, when that firm acquired the entire deal pipeline and new business production staff of Oppenheimer Multifamily Housing & Healthcare Finance, Inc. As a senior vice president of Oppenheimer Multifamily, a subsidiary of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. he focused primarily on transactions that involved FHA Section 223(f) in connection with affordable projects. However, some of Mr. Wilson’s transactions involved FHA Section 221(d)(4) new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects, market rate projects and nursing homes.
Prior to joining Oppenheimer in 2008, Mr. Wilson held senior positions in multifamily housing finance and municipal investment banking with American Property Financing, Inc. (later acquired by Wachovia Multifamily Capital, Inc.), Greytsone & Co. and PaineWebber. He joined PaineWebber in 1986, after serving as executive assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1981 to 1984 and president of the New York City Housing Development Corporation from 1984 to 1986. Prior to government service, Mr. Wilson was an attorney with the Wall Street law firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie and Alexander and later an associate counsel of The Equitable.
Mr. Wilson is the recipient of several awards, including The White House Private Sector Initiatives Commendation, Housing Man of the Year from the National and New York Housing Conferences, Secretary’s Award for Excellence (highest departmental award) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Outstanding Public Service Award from the National Association of Home Builders.
Among his many charitable, professional and political activities and affiliations, Mr. Wilson is a director of the Faith Center for Community Development, Inc., a director of the National Realty Club, a member of the advisory council of the Atlantic Legal Foundation and a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Hunter College, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the U.S. Army Officers Transportation School.