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Kelli Carhart is the Senior Managing Director of Debt and Structured Finance at CBRE, responsible for overseeing Multifamily Debt Nationally. Prior to joining CBRE in 2022, Kelli was the Vice President of Multifamily Production & Sales at Freddie Mac, where she ran half the United States.  She was responsible for Freddie’s Central and Western Regions, totaling $30 billion of annual volume across 26 states with a team of over 30 professionals.  Kelli also was responsible for driving and communicating MF strategy for conventional production to Freddie Mac’s Optigo Network.  During Ms. Carhart’s career at Freddie, she was instrumental in establishing relationships, building the brand, and setting culture in a time of tremendous growth.  In 2019, Kelli moved to LA to help stabilize, rebuild, and structure the West Coast team after some key personnel departures.  In 2013, she relocated from Chicago to Texas and successfully established a Texas presence for Freddie; hiring a team in Houston and Dallas to support the $10 billion presence Freddie Mac has in Texas.

Ms. Carhart holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Real Estate & Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Kelli is based in Austin, TX.