2019 Woman of Influence: ​​​​​​​Christine Halberstadt

Freddie Mac vice president of strategic transformation

F1As vice president of strategic transformation for Freddie Mac Multifamily, Christine Halberstadt is helping the digitization of Freddie Mac’s multifamily business, which is the leading commercial real estate mortgage company in the country.

Halberstadt has been with Freddie Mac for more than 13 years. Ten years ago, Freddie Mac began its transition from being a portfolio lender to a securitization lender. During that transition, Halberstadt played a key role as a leader within the product development group, serving as a bridge between Freddie Mac’s capital markets and mortgage origination groups. One of the biggest achievements of Halberstadt’s career was the development, execution and launch of the Freddie Mac Multifamily Servicing Standard. On that project, Halberstadt led a team that defined the Freddie Mac Multifamily borrowing experience, differentiating the government-sponsored enterprise from other secondary market participants. In developing the servicing standard, Halberstadt worked to influence and align the interests of all parties involved in the securitization pipeline, including legal counsels on the bond side and the origination side, lenders, B-piece buyers, investors and rating agencies.

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