Board of Directors

In addition to two co-Presidents, RENEW has a board consisting of ten additional members. All of the board members have varied and comprehensive commercial real estate experience.
Alicia Cotton Doney

Alicia Cotton Doney

Co-President

alicia.cotton@greyco.com

Alicia is a Director in the CMBS Group at Greystone, responsible for deal management beginning with the initial production of loans through their closing. Prior to joining Greystone, she was a Director at Pillar Multifamily where she was responsible for trading the DUS Loans as well as deal management for Agency Production. Alicia has worked in commercial real estate finance for over 15 years, specializing in Fannie Mae DUS loan production. She has also worked as a Paralegal for a private REIT where her responsibilities included formation of ownership entities and maintaining organizational documents. Alicia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge.

This is Alicia’s sixth year on the Board. She served as Secretary from 2017 – 2020 and Co-President from 2021 to present.

Kristen Reilley

Kristen Reilley

Co-President

Kristen.Reilley2@cbre.com

Kristen has been active in commercial real estate finance for nearly 20 years. She joined the CBRE Charlotte office in 2001 and is active in all areas of commercial debt and equity financing, specializing in multifamily transactions and Agency executions. Kristen has played an integral role in the placement of over $6 billion in loans with the agencies, life companies, banks and CMBS. Prior to joining CBRE, Kristen worked in Production & Asset Management with Grandbridge, formally Laureate Capital, out of both their Charlotte and Atlanta offices. Kristen has a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.

This is Kristen’s sixth year on the Board.  She served as Treasurer from 2017 – 2021, and Co-President in 2022.

Maggie Burke

Maggie Burke

Co-Vice President of Programming - Washington DC

maggie.burke@capitalone.com

Maggie Burke is Senior Vice President with Capital One’s Mortgage Banking team. In this role, she is responsible for providing financing solutions to commercial real estate owners and developers throughout the United States. Maggie has extensive knowledge and experience originating, structuring, and closing loans for a broad range of asset types including multifamily, office, self-storage, industrial and retail. In her career, Maggie has assisted clients with securing over $5 billion in debt finance transactions representing several capital source executions including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, Life Companies, CMBS, Debt Funds and Banks. Maggie is the Chair of the Mortgage Banker’s Association’s mPact Advisory Committee, member of the Mortgage Banker’s Association’s MAA and MORPAC Steering Committee, board member of RENEW and member of CREW Tampa Bay.

This is Maggie’s first year on the Board.

Jen Goulah

Jen Goulah

Co-Vice President of Programming - Atlanta

jennifer.goulah@greyco.com

Jennifer is a Vice President on the CMBS Team at Greystone, providing analytical and project-related support for the production team originating loans across Greystone’s Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, Bridge, CMBS, and special situation lending platforms. In addition, she is responsible for the logistical organization and implementation of internal and client facing real estate events.

Prior to joining Greystone, she was an Associate at Guggenheim Partners responsible for supporting the CEO and Senior MD of the real estate division, assisting with underwriting and loan submissions, as well as organizing client events.

Jennifer has worked in commercial real estate finance for over 10 years and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from East Carolina University.

This is Jen’s first year on the Board.

Laura Woltanski

Laura Woltanski

Vice President of Membership

lwoltanski@walkerdunlop.com

Laura joined Walker & Dunlop in early 2010 as a part-time administrative assistant while completing her Master’s Degree.  She now serves as Vice President with W&D’s New Orleans office.  Laura works directly with clients to provide various financing executions for multifamily and commercial transactions nationwide.  She is responsible for the loan process from quote to close.  Since her time with W&D, her team has arranged over $10.5 billion dollars of financing.  Laura received a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning Degree from the University of New Orleans.

This is Laura’s fourth year on the Board.  She served as Co-VP of Programming for DC in 2019 and VP of Membership from 2020 to present.

Khadeen Grant

Khadeen Grant

Vice President of Philanthropy/Education

kgrant@ecdcommunities.org

Khadeen Grant is as a Community Network Manager at Enterprise Community Development, where she coordinates programs to increase access to economic mobility, health and education opportunities in underserved communities. Khadeen started with Enterprise (formerly Community Preservation and Development Corporation) in 2018 as a Community Development Associate. She graduated from Andrews University with a Master of Science in Community and International Development in 2016. She also enjoys Indian food, reading and hiking.

This is Khadeen’s first year on the Board.

Kyasia Gray

Kyasia Gray

Vice President of Communications

kyasiagray1@gmail.com

Kyasia supports the Enterprise Community Loan Fund group in providing innovative capital to help build and preserve affordable housing in the most underserved communities. Kyasia’s specialties include Construction, Predevelopment, Interim/Bridge, and Permanent Term loans for low-income housing projects and community development facilities. Kyasia exemplifies strong leadership skills, an analytical nature, and an in-depth understanding and passion for the preservation of affordable housing and community development finance. In May 2020, Kyasia graduated from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She pursued a Masters degree in Urban Planning. Kyasia enjoys traveling and loves contemporary art museums and listening to all genres of music.

This is Ky’s first year on the Board.

Jane Christen

Jane Christen

Treasurer

jane_christen@fanniemae.com

2019-2020 RENEW Scholarship Recipient

Jane is a Senior Associate in Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Product Development team and is responsible for developing, launching, and managing loan products and pricing incentive strategies that drive gender and racial equity. She has been active in the commercial real estate industry for over eight years. Jane’s previous experience within real estate includes working as an Associate Developer at Pennrose, New York, and at Jonathan Rose Companies. Prior to her East Coast chapter, she worked for four years as a Consulting Strategist at Gensler, San Francisco.

Education-wise, Jane graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of City & Regional Planning and completed the Real Estate Design & Development MBA concentration at Wharton. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon with concurrent degrees in Finance and Environmental Studies.

In 2019 Jane was awarded a RENEW Scholarship and has been an active participant in the organization ever since, presently serving as Treasurer.

This is Jane’s first year on the Board.

Erin Ashby

Erin Ashby

Secretary

erin.ashby@pgim.com

Erin is a Vice President and Corporate Counsel for PGIM Real Estate.  Previously she was an associate in the Multifamily Housing Practice Group at Troutman Sanders LLP in their Washington, D.C. office. Erin’s focused on counseling mortgage banking clients in the origination, sale and servicing of loan transactions sold to secondary market investors — primarily Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as other financial institutions and securitization program participants. She is a member of a national team of attorneys and dedicated real estate professionals who provide end-to-end guidance and management for thousands of transactions originated by mortgage lending clients every year. Erin graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, and received her J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law.

This is Erin’s second year on the Board.  She has been serving as Secretary since 2021.

Caroline Simonson

Caroline Simonson

Attorney

caroline.simonson@lawmoss.com

Caroline is a shareholder at Moss & Barnett, where she has been practicing for over 12 years.  She has extensive experience in commercial real estate finance transactions, primarily representing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae lenders who originate loans for multifamily housing projects around the country.  Caroline serves on the Freddie Mac Multifamily Final Delivery Advisory Council and is a member of Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Legal Issues Forum.  Caroline has a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and received her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.

This is Caroline’s second year on the Board.  She has been serving as our Attorney.

Sharon Plattner

Sharon Plattner

Advisor

splattner@northmarq.com

Sharon has been active in commercial real estate lending for over 20 years.  She joined NorthMarq Capital in 2018 as the Managing Director of Freddie Mac production.  She is responsible for driving business across the NorthMarq platform to Freddie Mac.  Sharon’s previous experience includes a combined 11 years at Freddie Mac, most recently as the Director of Multifamily Production & Sales in the Southeast Region.  She also has experience as an originator for Berkadia, an underwriter for Morgan Stanley and a project manager for a Chicago-area developer.   Sharon is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Finance and has a Master’s degree in Information Systems from DePaul University.

Sharon is one of the Co-Founders of RENEW.  This is her sixth year on the Board having served as Co-President from 2017 – 2021, and Advisor in 2022.

Lisa Hurd

Lisa Hurd

Advisor

lisa@radco.us

Lisa R. Hurd leads with an entrepreneurial spirit and institutional focus in her approach to commercial real estate investment and finance. As Chief Investment Officer for RADCO, Lisa oversees all investment activities at the company including Acquisitions, Joint Venture Equity Placements, Capital Markets, Asset Management, and Dispositions. Lisa and her team analyze markets, asset classes, and trends to acquire and invest in opportunistic real estate, structure and raise private equity capital and accretive debt, manage investment performance, debt, and investor relations for all assets under management, and oversee dispositions activity within RADCO’s diverse multifamily, JV equity, and hospitality portfolio.

Lisa works with several organizations focused on female empowerment and social equity. In 2016, Lisa co-founded Real Estate Network Empowering Women, Inc (RENEW), an initiative to inspire, empower, and advance women in commercial real estate finance – an industry where women are woefully under represented. She is a board member and serves as Chairwoman of Resource Development for Cool Girls, Inc, a non-profit organization serving Atlanta girls in at-risk situations to provide opportunity, exposure, and support to break the cycle of generational poverty. Lisa is an active board member of Open Doors, an initiative led by the Atlanta real estate community with a mission to eradicate homelessness. She sits on the board of The RADCO Companies and serves as Treasurer of The Radow Family Charitable Foundation. She was featured as a Woman to Watch in commercial real estate finance by Globe Street’s Real Estate Forum.

Lisa is one of the Co-Founders of RENEW.  She served as Co-President from 2017 – 2020, VP of Communications in 2021 and an Advisor in 2022.

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