About Jay
Jay Donaldson oversees the production and underwriting of Northmarq’s more than $2 billion Fannie Mae and FHA platforms, which employ more than 60 employees. As a member of the company’s Executive Committee, he leads the collaboration among production offices and the Fannie Mae and FHA/HUD platforms, driving a 25% annual increase in transaction volume.

Prior to joining Northmarq, he was COO for AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance, which was acquired by Northmarq in 2015. Over Jay’s 20-year career in lending, he has worked with a variety of product types including agency products, CMBS, bridge, mezzanine, and preferred equity on all types of commercial real estate. He has experience in every discipline of lending from origination to credit to capital markets.

Jay is actively involved in the commercial real estate industry, including serving on the MBA's CREF D&I Task Force. He is a member of MBA's MORPAC Steering Committee, previously serving as Vice-Chair of MORPAC, and the Fannie Mae DUS Advisory Council, while previously serving as the chairman of the Multifamily Committee for the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Outside of his work obligations, Jay owns Lucky Buck Productions, a production company and recording label supporting a variety of emerging artists.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from Texas Tech University. He is married with two children and lives in Dallas.