Industry veteran David Leopold is joining Freddie Mac as vice president of affordable housing production for the multifamily business.

He will be responsible for managing all relationships, transactions, and deal negotiations for the multifamily affordable housing business involving targeted affordable lenders, affordable borrowers, and low-income housing tax credit syndicators. Leopold will serve as the lead contact with housing finance agencies, municipalities, and community-based organizations in community development products, programs and services, as well as manage the company's affordable housing sales team. He will report directly to David Brickman, executive vice president of the multifamily business.

D. Leopold

He replaces Kim Griffith, who retired earlier this year.

Leopold has a two-decade track record of commercial real estate industry leadership. He has held leadership positions where he managed origination of tax credit equity investments for Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Commercial Real Estate Division and Bank of America's national lending team for affordable housing and community focused commercial real estate.

Prior to his role at Bank of America, he was an affordable housing specialist at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is a licensed financial adviser and has undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors from Fordham University and the University of Colorado respectively.