John C. Germain, Director, Mr. Germain is a member of our Housing Finance Group specializing in Military Housing Finance. He has over two decades of experience in complex residential and commercial real estate finance nationwide. His in-depth experience includes mortgage origination and analysis of single-family, multi-family and commercial, conventional and affordable debt and equity products. John began his real estate career with the Bank of New York's Mortgage Banking Group from 1991 to 1995. In 1995, he served as Director of Multi-family Finance for the New York State Housing Finance Agency, an issuer of mortgage revenue bonds for multi-family affordable housing in New York State. In 1997 he was appointed by the governor of New York to run the State of New York Mortgage Agency's Mortgage Insurance Fund, a $5 Billion multi- and single-family mortgage insurance fund. In 1998 he joined Lehman Brothers Public Finance Group where he first syndicated section 42 equity followed by joining their Housing Investment Banking Group. He is currently a Director with Barclays. He has financed both new issue and refundings of military housing transactions across all three divisions of the military. During his banking tenure, he has closed over $3.1 billion of Military Housing Privatizations including West Point, Navy Hawaii and The Air Force Academy. He has also financed an additional $2.9 billion of multi- and single- family debt and equity transactions. Mr. Germain received his B.A. from the University of Vermont and as a Registered Municipal Securities Principal he currently holds the Series 7, 52 and 63 certifications.
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