About Brett

Brett Hood is managing director of the Chicago regional office, responsible for providing clients with creative financing solutions on behalf of the firm’s direct relationships with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, life company correspondents, commercial banks and CMBS lenders. With more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate lending, including direct origination in excess of $8 billion in loan volume, Brett has extensive knowledge financing all property types for multiple capital providers. 

Prior to Northmarq, Brett served as director within Guggenheim Partners real estate finance subsidiary, responsible for loan origination on behalf of the firm’s affiliated life companies and CMBS platforms. Previously, Brett spent six years within Freddie Mac’s multifamily division most recently serving as director of production and sales where he played an integral role as a member of the central region’s production management team overseeing approximately $7 billion in annual loan volume. Brett began his career in CMBS lending spending his first seven years with several notable firms namely Credit Suisse, Nomura and CW Capital. 

Brett received his BBA in finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.