Backed by the Best: Heather Olson

February 21, 2024

At Berkadia, we redefine commercial real estate by offering long-term investments through our mortgage bankers and investment sales advisors. Our producers are industry experts with diverse backgrounds and exceptional market knowledge. When you choose Berkadia, you’re choosing a long-term relationship that goes further than the transaction; you are being backed by the best.

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Managing Director Heather Olson of Berkadia Affordable Housing. Heather is a mortgage banker based in Florida, specializing in affordable housing debt originations and focuses on developments that utilize low-income housing credits and tax-exempt bonds.

Heather has been in the affordable banking space for 12 years and has been with Berkadia for three years. “Specializing in Affordable Housing has allowed me to be the change I want to see in the world,” said Olson.  

Heather is able to utilize her expertise to support and enhance her clients’ goals of bringing more affordable housing into our underserved communities. Visits to the communities Berkadia has invested in, and meeting with residents whose lives have been changed because of their new, safe, affordable homes, has fueled her core purpose for choosing this industry.

One of the reasons as to why Heather chose Berkadia is because of the investment Berkadia has made to build out the Affordable platform. She is surrounded by the best technical experts in the commercial real estate business. With the ongoing support that Berkadia offers, Heather has been able to set herself apart from competitors.

“The level of care that my team brings to our clients is first in class,” said Olson. “Berkadia Affordable Housing is here to help our clients not only secure the best financing structure for their developments, but to support the growth of their business. We don’t disappear once the deal is closed. We become a part of our client’s team and help them achieve their short- and long-term business goals.”

Heather’s expertise and dedication in the affordable housing space has made her to be one of the most trusted advisors in the industry. Her passion for affordable housing is shown throughout her career and does not go unknown at Berkadia.

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