Hunt Mortgage Group, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today that Anthony Valenzuela has joined the firm as Vice President.  Valenzuela was previously a member of a top producing debt team at CBRE and will focus on sourcing, evaluating and closing loans for clients across the country. He will operate out of the firm’s Phoenix office and will report to Vic Clark, Senior Managing Director at Hunt Mortgage Group.

“The Southwest is a rich region with strong dynamics and solid underlying real estate fundamentals,” noted Clark.  “Adding to the local team in the area enables us to better serve the rapidly growing needs of local developers and investors.”

Valenzuela focuses on the origination of permanent, bridge, and proprietary lending products for multifamily and commercial assets. He has significant Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac experience,  and has successfully placed more than $2 billion of debt and equity across a wide range of capital sources throughout his career.

“Anthony is an experienced commercial banking professional known for his stellar work ethic and excellent client service skills,” added Clark. “He is well versed in the execution behind every phase of the transaction.  He is also a market leader and expert in the origination of niche agency programs including Green, Value-Add, and Near Stabilized loans.”

Prior to transitioning to sourcing and closing debt and equity originations, Valenzuela was a leader in the commercial valuation business. Recognized on a national level for a deep understanding of real estate and underwriting, Anthony held several senior positions, earned his MAI designation, and provided expert witness testimony.

Valenzuela earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from Arizona State University.

“As one of the industry’s most respected commercial lenders, our clients benefit from our financing and underwriting expertise in commercial real estate at the local level,” added Clark. “Anthony is the perfect addition to our team.  We are confident the combination of his expertise with the Company’s extensive product array, will help us achieve our regional growth goals.”