Advisory Board Member Profile
Areas of Expertise
Customer First Culture
Jay Donaldson is president of NorthMarq’s Fannie Mae and FHA product lines, overseeing more than 50 employees and more than $2 billion in annual transactions. In this role, he focuses on the expansion of the company's multifamily lending through growth of Fannie Mae and FHA production volumes and portfolios. Jay also serves on the NorthMarq Executive Committee.
Prior to joining NorthMarq, he was COO for AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance, which was acquired by NorthMarq in 2015. Over Jay’s 20-year career in lending, he has worked with a variety of product types including agency products, CMBS, bridge, mezzanine, and preferred equity on all types of commercial real estate. He has experience in every discipline of lending from origination to credit to capital markets.
Jay is actively involved in the commercial real estate industry and has served as the chairman of the Multifamily Committee for the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). He also serves on the MORPAC Steering Committee and previously served as Vice-Chair of MORPAC.
Outside of his work obligations, Jay owns Lucky Buck Productions, a production company and recording label supporting a variety of emerging artists.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Texas Tech University. He is married with two children and lives in Washington, D.C.