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About ELA EPG

The ELA Emerging Professionals Group (EPG) serves to connect those in the earlier part of their FHA financing careers. The ELA EPG was formed to educate and engage emerging professionals of ELA through networking events that focus specifically on the FHA/HUD sector of Real Estate Finance. This group is open to employees of ELA lender members, ELA associate members, and HUD.

To join the EPG mailing list, contact [email protected].

 

Meet The EPG Board

                   

President
Kara Hall
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Kara Hall is a MAP Underwriter with Berkadia Commercial Mortgage. She began working at Berkadia in 2020 and received her MAP Underwriting Certification in 2020. Ms. Hall has served on the ELA EPG Board since 2020.

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Vice President
Lori Linkewer
Lument

Lori Linkewer is on the FHA Production team at Lument. She began working at Lument in 2018 and received her MAP Underwriting Certification in 2019. Ms. Linkewer has served on the ELA EPG Board since 2020.

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Treasurer
Sam Herold
Lument

Sam Herold is a MAP Underwriter with Lument. He began working at one of Lument’s predecessors in 2017 and received his MAP Underwriting Certification in 2020. This is Mr. Herold’s first year on the ELA EPG Board.

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Secretary
Michelle Pocetti
PGIM Real Estate

Michelle Pocetti is an Underwriting Analyst with PGIM Real Estate. She began working at PGIM in 2014. Ms. Pocetti has served on the ELA EPG Board since 2022.

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Member at Large
Andrew Wood
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Andrew Wood is a Senior Real Estate Analyst on the Berkadia FHA/HUD Mortgage Banking team. Mr. Wood began his career with Berkadia in 2013. This is Mr. Wood’s first year on the ELA EPG Board.

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Member at Large
Helen Li
PGIM Real Estate

Helen Li is a MAP Underwriter with PGIM Real Estate. She began working at PGIM in 2014. This is Ms. Li's first year on the ELA EPG Board.

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Member at Large
Ashley Wilkens
Hudson Realty Capital

Ashley Wilkens is a Deputy Chief Underwriter with Hudson Realty Capital. Additionally, she is an approved underwriter for HUD’s Multifamily, LEAN (Section 232), and Hospital (Section 242) programs. This is Ms. Wilkens's first year on the ELA EPG Board.

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