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Carolyn Whatley | Connect CRE

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Carolyn Whatley



$1B-plus in loans across 43 states

Recognized as top producer on multiple occasions

Board member, Southeast Mortgagee Advisory Council

As a managing director at Berkadia, Carolyn Whatley is a mortgage banker specializing in FHA/HUD insured multifamily and healthcare transactions. With more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage banking and apartment development industry, she has closed more than $1 billion in multifamily, senior housing, healthcare and commercial real estate loans encompassing 43 states.  

Her successes have included closings for refinance, acquisition, new construction, sub-rehab, market rate, low-income housing tax credit, historic tax credit and tax-exempt bond transactions. In addition, she has experience with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, conduit and municipal pension fund placements. During her career, Whatley has been recognized as a top producer on multiple occasions and has been recognized by her peers as a leader. 

A believer that we all should find a place where we can have an impact, Whatley is proud to represent the industry by serving as an active member on the board of the Southeast Mortgagee Advisory Council since 2009, including a term as its president. This organization works directly with HUD offices, lenders and third-party vendors in the region to educate and improve the process. In addition, she works closely with the analysts at Berkadia, helping to grow their knowledge in the industry. She is a member of CREW Treasure Coast and Miami. 

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Whatley as one of the National 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others. 


Inside The Story

Berkadia's Whatley

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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