Our Originators

Our team: local market experts with years of commercial lending experience in the Multifamily sector. Our originators, like our executives, are all investors in apartments, so they understand the business as owners. As their client testimonials attest, these originators have deep roots in their regions and provide an unusual depth and breadth of expertise in commercial real estate finance and apartment lending.

Click on any Originator's name for additional contact information:

Aaron Abelson - Midwest

Sr. Vice President
1240 Meadow Road, Suite 200A
Northbrook, IL  60062
(224) 365-8228 direct
(312) 636-6025 cell
(800) 341-5621 fax

In 2009 Aaron Abelson was appointed as senior vice president for Alliant Capital, LLC, a leading debt and equity financier as well as Fannie Mae DUS™ lender. In this new role, he will be responsible for multifamily loan origination in the Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Prior to joining Alliant Capital, Mr. Abelson served as senior vice president and mid-west regional manager for HSBC Bank USA, N.A, Chicago. His primary objective was to recruit and manage a Midwest origination team focused on commercial real estate finance business. Mr. Abelson guided the team through the originations of permanent, fixed rate apartment loans for sale to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac platforms as well as construction and short term bridge financing. Under his direction, the team closed more than $150 million of new agency loan production in a 16 month period.

As regional director for Arbor National Commercial Mortgage, Mr. Abelson built and managed the Chicago regional office. During his tenure with Arbor, he personally originated more than $600 million of new agency conduit and mezzanine business between 2000 and 2006. Mr. Abelson cultivated and leveraged multiple long-term relationships with regional and national apartment owners and developers to generate more than 70 percent of repeat client business. Serving as assistant vice president for Baird Warner Real Estate Capital, Mr. Abelson originated more than $100 of new loan production, created complex cash flow models and underwrote office, retail, multifamily and industrial assets.

Mr. Abelson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and graduated in 2002 as a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School.

"Aaron, I have worked with you in the past, so my expectations were high. Thank you very much for surpassing them!" - Tom Vandeyacht, Parkside Apartments, Appleton, Wisconsin

“Aaron and the Alliant team performed exactly how they said they would and met the terms of the original applications. Working with Alliant Capital and their insurance partners we were able to lower the borrower's insurance premium by nearly 40 percent, allowing us to secure the financing. Having exceeded my expectations at nearly every step of the process, I look forward to working with Aaron and Alliant Capital on future transactions.” - Ryan Welsh, Greenview Financial Corporation

"Aaron, you and everyone at Alliant are very professional. You walked us through the entire refinance process, from securing the loan to closing the deal. You earned every penny of the fee. I will recommend you to all my business associates looking to purchase or refinance." - Mike Sharma of KVM Management

Betty Kavanaugh - Southeast

Sr. Vice President
Director of Southeast FHA Originations
2300 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 700
Alpharetta, GA 30029
(678) 916-3912 direct
(678) 916-3930 main
(678) 916-3913 fax
(404) 790-7170 cell

Betty Kavanaugh joined Alliant Capital in 2012 as Senior Vice President/Director of Southeast FHA Originations. She brings 25 years of financing experience to the company and has originated, underwritten, and closed over $700 million of loans for the development or refinancing of operating multifamily properties. Betty is based out of Alliant’s Alpharetta, GA office.

Betty began her FHA career in 1987 as Vice President at American Capital Resources in Atlanta, GA. Later, she and her business partner formed Evergreen Capital Consultants, Inc., which acted as FHA Correspondent to TRI Capital in San Francisco, CA and Collateral Mortgage (now Grandbridge Capital) located in Birmingham, AL.

In 1996 Evergreen was acquired by AMI Capital, Inc., which ultimately sold to Wachovia Bank. Betty and her partner established the Southeast AMI office in Atlanta and continued to originate, underwrite and package FHA mortgage insured loans.

In 2001, Betty was hired by PNC Multifamily Capital (previously TRI) to establish an office in Atlanta, GA. In her position as Vice President, she helped pioneer PNC’s Hospital Finance program. While employed at PNC, Betty participated in the formation of Buildsmart, a brand name for a strategic marketing program targeting rural hospitals in need of financing to expand or replace old acute care facilities, primarily critical access hospitals.

Betty was one of the founding members of the Southeast Mortgage Advisory Council (SMAC), an organization formed to enhance communication between FHA lenders and HUD offices in the Southeast. The success of SMAC prompted the formation of four other similar organizations: Southwest Advisory Council (SWAC), the Western Lenders Advisory Council, Midwestern and Eastern Lenders Association. These organizations meet periodically throughout each year with HUD offices across the country to identify ways to improve FHA application quality and processing timeframes.

Prior to joining Alliant, Betty spent over five years at Evanston Financial, now known as Oppenheimer Multifamily Housing and Healthcare Finance. She was among the first hires and assisted in staffing the Atlanta/Southeast office for origination and healthcare underwriting.

Over the 25 years of her HUD/FHA career, Betty has spoken at numerous mortgage industry conferences on the topics of HUD/FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for multifamily and healthcare properties.

David Kidder

Regional Director
770 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 464-6027
(949) 697-2148
(714) 456-0073 fax

David Kidder joined Alliant Capital LLC in 2011 as Regional Director responsible for multifamily loan origination including senior living and student housing, bringing over 17 years of business production and client management experience. He operates out of the Alliant office located in Orange, CA. David comes to Alliant Capital from Appian Capital, a real estate private equity firm based in Larkspur, CA. He was Managing Director responsible for originating and underwriting projects requiring $3 million to $10 million of equity capital for the acquisition or recapitalization of commercial real estate properties. Throughout his career, Mr. Kidder has been involved in over $1 billion of joint venture equity, structured finance, and senior debt transactions, with experience across all major real estate asset classes. Prior to Appian Capital, Mr. Kidder was Vice President, Southern California for HG Capital, a real estate private equity firm. Additionally, Mr. Kidder has worked for Invest West Financial, a real estate private equity and investment firm, and Knightsbridge Realty Capital, a Newport Beach-based real estate capital advisor. Mr. Kidder began his career as a broker in the San Francisco office market, working in the tenant advisory field for Julien J. Studley. Mr. Kidder graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from University of the Pacific.

Don Frankman

Regional Director
770 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 464-6027
(949) 697-2377
(714) 456-0073 fax

Don Frankman is responsible for originating new loan production in California and the Western United States under the Fannie Mae DUS and 3 MAX Programs. He specializes in multifamily lending and has been a production leader during his 20-year career. Mr. Frankman brings significant real estate finance, commercial real estate valuation, and banking knowledge to Alliant Capital LLC.

Mr. Frankman’s prior work experience includes over 10 years as Vice President for Chase Commercial Term Lending Group and Citibank Commercial Real Estate Finance where he originated and underwrote over $2 billion in commercial loan originations throughout the Western United States. In addition, Mr. Frankman served as Chief Appraiser for American Savings, First Federal Savings and HomeFed Bank. He is a graduate from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Real Estate.

Garth Davis - San Francisco

Sr. Vice President
244 California Street, Suite 312
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 699-6438 cell

Garth Davis joined Alliant Capital LLC as Senior Vice President in 2012. Garth brings expertise in FHA-HUD as well as Agency loan programs. Before joining Alliant, Garth was Director in the Real Estate Finance division at Wells Fargo specializing multifamily and healthcare products. Prior to Wells Fargo, he was a Vice President at PNC Bank. Garth received a Masters in Accounting with double majors in Finance and Economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In addition, he obtained certification in Advanced Real Estate Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jarett Blasberg - Southwest

Sr. Vice President
6091 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 760-0936
(800) 528-8551
(520) 749-4551 fax

Jarett Blasberg joined Alliant Capital LLC in 2005. As Senior Vice President for the Southwest office, Mr. Blasberg manages loan originations Nationwide with an emphasis on the Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah markets.

Prior to joining the Alliant Capital team, he interned with the company for more than two years while attending college at the University of Arizona. As an intern, he assisted with transactional due diligence, conducted market analysis, supported loan originations and contributed to the closing of more than $500 million in apartment and mobile home park loans.

Since joining Alliant Capital in 2005 and including his subsequent promotion to Senior Vice President, Mr. Blasberg has closed more than $1.45 billion in loan originations for apartment and mobile home parks utilizing the Fannie Mae® platform. Mr. Blasberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona.

Jeff Jones - South

Sr. Vice President
2901 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 300
Plano, TX 75093
(214) 919-4253
(469) 298-2005 fax

Jeff Jones joined Alliant Capital in 2012 as Senior Vice President based in Plano, Texas. Mr. Jones began his FHA career in 1995 and has closed over $600MM in FHA insured loans of all types. Although he is active in the Multifamily and Healthcare arena, he specializes in HUD’s 242 Hospital program and has closed HUD’s largest For-profit hospital to date. Prior to his involvement with FHA insured lending, Jeff was an underwriter for FDIC and RTC asset sales and has developed four projects of his own. This experience helps him to identify quality projects and gives him a unique perspective in assisting his clients.

Jeff Stuart - Northwest/West

Sr. Vice President
10885 NE 4th St., Suite 600
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-2080
(800) 392-0711
(360) 480-1550 cell

Jeff Stuart joined the company in 2001. Prior to Alliant he spent eight years as a principal in several residential development companies where he oversaw the construction and development of over $50 million in for-sale housing. He also spent three years as the financial officer for a Northwest multifamily development company and one year with Goodman Financial Services (now Pinnacle) as a property manager. Jeff started his career with Touche Ross (now Deloitte Touche) as a CPA in their Seattle, WA audit practice. Jeff holds a BA from the University of Washington.

"Alliant Capital made the process simple and straight forward without the brain damage we have experienced with other lenders. No large company bureaucracy. Jeff far exceeds expectations and delivers exactly what he promises." - Ron Muffett

John Marr - Northeast/Midwest

Sr. Vice President
Six Landmark Square, 4th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 359-5694
(800) 260-4963
(203) 359-5894 fax

Since 1992, John Marr has served as senior vice president of the Midwest region for Alliant Capital LLC a leading debt and equity financier and Fannie Mae DUS® lender. Mr. Marr brings more than 30 years experience in real estate financing to his loan origination responsibilities for the Midwest region.

Prior to joining Alliant Capital LLC, Mr. Marr served as senior vice president in the investment baking department at PaineWebber (now UBS), a stock brokerage and asset management firm, where he financed healthcare facilities and multifamily housing. While at PaineWebber, he structured and administered one of the first national multifamily conduit lending programs within the company’s mortgage banking subsidiary.

As a vice president for Citibank in the New York real estate industries division, he handled construction loans for apartments, shopping centers and office buildings and lines of credit for the bank’s major real estate clients. Mr. Marr also underwrote tax exempt bonds for state housing agencies through Citibank’s municipal bond department.

Mr. Marr received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hartwick College and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

"My experience with Alliant Capital and John Marr is excellent. They understand apartments, are very responsive and have been able to close loans for me that other lenders have been unable to do. I highly recommend them" - George VanVliet

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your superb service(s) in regard to the New Loan. It was, perhaps, our most pleasing financing experience, and certainly the most efficiently performed. We look forward to future transactions."- Richard M. Lewiston

Kenneth J. Jones - Midwest

Sr. Vice President
15255 S. 94th Avenue, Suite 500
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 428-6430 (phone)
(708) 428-6431 (fax)

Kenneth J. Jones joined Alliant Capital LLC in January of 2013 as Vice President. Ken brings 25 years of experience in the commercial and residential lending in the Chicago area. He is based in Alliant’s Orland Park, Illinois office.

Prior to joining Alliant, Ken worked in the various positions at Citibank F.S.B. in Chicago. His career at Citibank started in 1987 as Senior Account Executive – Real Estate Group. His primary focus was to secure both new construction and end loan mortgage financing for new construction single family homes within the Southwest suburban market. The production had a steady increase of 15% annually.

Ken stepped into the commercial real estate in 1993. He worked as Vice President at Citibank. His responsibilities included sourcing and underwriting analyses of approximately $50MM to $100MM annually in commercial retail, industrial and multi-family loans for the Chicago and surrounding suburban communities, as well as areas in Indiana and Ohio. The loans were comprised of both in house commercial lending and Fannie Mae programs.

The most recent position held at Citibank was Asset Manager. Ken assisted management in the sale and disposition of a $950MM commercial loan portfolio. Duties included the collection, reporting, monitoring and marketing of both performing and non-performing commercial real estate assets to the third party investors and lenders.

Ken received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He enjoys outdoor and loves playing golf on the days he scores well. He umpires for the local girls’ fast-pitch softball organization, and he also plays softball as well. Ken married to his college sweetheart for 30 years and is a proud father of two daughters.

Matt Stevens

Regional Director
15255 S. 94th Avenue, Suite 500
4720 Troy Lane
San Diego, CA 91942
(619) 787-5252

Matt Stevens joined Alliant Capital LLC in 2010. He works out of the San Diego small loans office and will focus his efforts on loans starting at $750,000.

Prior to joining Alliant Capital LLC, Mr. Stevens was employed by Churchill Mortgage Capital in San Diego where he served as vice president of commercial real estate. In this position he worked as a correspondent for life insurance companies providing commercial loans for retail, office, industrial, multifamily and self storage properties. During this time, Mr. Stevens originated more than $200 million in loan transactions.

Mr. Stevens’ financial career includes time spent as a residential and commercial loan officer/broker for First Federal Bank and Century Thrift & Loan respectively. While in these positions he originated residential, multifamily and commercial loans. Mr. Stevens experience extends beyond commercial real estate as he utilizes his time spent as a professional football player to bring a new level of professionalism and camaraderie to the Alliant Capital team and his client relationships.

Mr. Stevens received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UCLA and is a licensed real estate salesperson in California.

Mary Dee Clancy - Mid Atlantic

Sr. Vice President
5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 968-2385

Mary Dee Clancy joined Alliant Capital in 2012 as Senior Vice President responsible for multifamily loan origination in the Mid Atlantic region. She brings almost two decades of multifamily origination and asset management experience to the company, and will be based out of Alliant’s Chevy Chase, Maryland office. Prior to joining Alliant Capital, Ms. Clancy worked for Wells Fargo for nearly 15 years as Director of Multifamily Originations, with a proven track record of originating multifamily loans for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA products. She had closed more than $900 million multifamily loans. Ms. Clancy graduated from Marymount University.

Robert Feldman

Vice President
244 California Street, Suite 312
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 956-1541 Phone/Fax
(415) 608-5608

Robert Feldman joined Alliant Capital LLC in 2011 as vice president responsible for multifamily loan origination for Northern California region, bringing over 30 years of commercial real estate financing experience. He is based in San Francisco office under Alliant’s small loan operations. Prior to joining Alliant Capital LLC, Mr. Feldman worked for Citigroup Real Estate in San Francisco, CA as vice president responsible for both commercial loans, and Fannie Mae Small DUS loans. Mr. Feldman consistently exceeded production expectations and awarded Citibank’s $100 Million Club Member. Before his work at Citigroup, Mr. Feldman was vice president of Cal-Fed in San Francisco, CA. Responsibilities included credit risk quality, valuations and market analysis for national and local real estate portfolios and managed a $400 Million portfolio of commercial real estate. Mr. Feldman received his Bachelor of Arts in Art History/Economics from Amherst College in Amherst, MA. MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in Philadelphia, PA and Master of Architecture, Urban Design from University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Feldman is a member of the Bay Area Mortgage Association, San Francisco University Club, SPUR, Commonwealth Club and treasurer of the N. California Amherst Association.

Stephanie Polyzois - Mid Atlantic

Sr. Vice President
5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 968-2385 direct
(202)-744-6951 cell

Stephanie Polyzois joined Alliant Capital in 2011 as Vice President responsible for multifamily loan origination with an extensive background in multifamily finance including loan origination, underwriting, production management and market and credit analyses. She operates out of the Alliant’s Washington, D.C. office.

Prior to Alliant Capital, Ms. Polyzois has originated multifamily, student, and seniors housing loans for Johnson Capital, Wachovia Multifamily Capital, and Green Park Financial. She has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter with Greystone Servicing Corporation, and as Vice President and Fannie Mae DUS Chief Underwriter at Reilly Mortgage Group.

Ms. Polyzois holds Bachelor of Art degrees from Wake Forest University and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the Sellinger School of Business of Loyola College.

She has earned the Commercial Institute of Real Estate’s CCIM designation and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national honor society in business management. At the invitation of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Ms. Polyzois authored a chapter entitled “Multifamily Financing” for the 1997 edition of their textbook, Handbook of Commercial Underwriting.

Timothy Stevens - Southeast

Vice President
2918 Professional Parkway
Augusta, GA 30907
(815) 388-2556
(803) 403-9885 fax

Tim Stevens joined Alliant Capital LLC in 2012 as vice president responsible for multifamily loan origination for Southeast region. Tim comes with over 12 years of commercial real estate finance experience and has closed over $500 million in loans. Tim was most recently Vice President at Johnson Capital, funding variety of multifamily assets, including student, senior, affordable, bridge and market rate loans.

Prior to Johnson Capital, Tim was the Southeast Region Vice President at Park Place Equity. Before PPE, he was the National Sales Director for AmVest Capital, where he managed production for multiple territory reps throughout the Eastern United States and he was the top producer for 3 consecutive years from 2005-2007.

Tim received a B.L.S. degree in Professional Fields & Communications from Iowa State University and an MBA from Southern Weslyan University in South Carolina. He has South Carolina insurance licenses for P&C and Life/Health. Tim, originally from the Midwest, is a former college athlete and an avid golfer.

“Tim has shown his ability to deliver on our request with a high level of professionalism, knowledge of the lending environment and excellent customer service. I would therefore highly recommend Tim Stevens to any prospective client that is looking for any lending needs in the commercial real estate multi unit market.” - Greg Maliwanag – Managing Member - TurtleRock Capital, LLC