Commercial Mortgage – Our People

Real Estate Equity Origination

Adam D. Karavas
Director –  Real Estate 
Joined the company in 2015. Education: B.A. in Finance and Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014. Studied International Economics at the University of Oxford, semester 2012. Experience: Nebraska Bank of Commerce, Senior Credit Analyst, 2013-2015.

Will Brewer Jr.
Senior Real Estate Analyst
Joined the company in 2021. Education: B.A. in Accounting, Mississippi State University, 2016. M.A. in Accounting, Mississippi State University, 2017. Experience: Bank3, AVP Commercial Lending / Portfolio Management, 2019-2021; Deloitte, Audit & Assurance, 2017-2019.

Mortgage Production

A. Michael Spurlock
Vice President – Commercial Mortgage
Joined the company in 2005. Education: B.A. in Finance and Real Estate, magna cum laude, University of Cincinnati, 2005.

Trevor Schroeder
Commercial Mortgage Asset Manager
Joined the company in 2013. Education: Bachelor in Finance, University of Kentucky, 1995. Experience: Blue Mark Capital, VP Production, 2007-2013; Ohio National Financial Services, Commercial Mortgage Asset Manager, 2004-2007; Fifth Third Mortgage (formerly Vanguard Financial), Commercial Mortgage Analyst, 1999-2004.

Greg Stautberg
Commercial Mortgage Asset Manager
Joined the company in 2018. Education: B.S. in Finance, Ohio University, 2001. Experience: BB&T, VP – Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager, 2016-2018; First Financial Bank, VP – Commercial Real Estate Underwriter, 2007-2012 / 2014-2016; Fifth Third / PNC Bank, Business Banking Relationship Manager, 2012-2014.

Austin W. Ward
Commercial Mortgage Asset Manager
Joined the company in 2020. Education: M.B.A., University of Nebraska Omaha, 2018; B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration, cum laude, Grand View University, 2013. Experience: Real Estate Manager, Mutual of Omaha, 2015-2020; Analyst, Situs RERC, 2013-2015.

Brett Belden
Senior Commercial Mortgage Analyst
Joined the company in 2015. Education: B.S. in Business Administration in Finance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009. Experience: Allied Insurance, Senior Product Analyst, 2009-2014.

Austin Sullivan
Senior Commercial Mortgage Analyst
Joined the company in 2018. Education: B.S. in Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate, Magna Cum Laude, The Ohio State University, 2018.

Luke Liesch
Commercial Mortgage Loan Analyst
Joined the company in 2023. Education: B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics, Magna Cum Laude, University of Cincinnati, 2020. Experience: SVN Affordable, Real Estate Analyst 2022-2023; Fifth Third Bank, Wealth & Asset Management 2020-2022.

Loan Administration

Shannon M. Carmack, CCMS
Director – Commercial Mortgage Analytics and Administration
Joined the company in 2001. Education: M.B.A., Xavier University, 2011; B.S. B.A. in Marketing, Xavier University, 2007. Experience: Union Central Life Insurance Company, group service specialist, 1998-2001; Planes Moving and Storage, accounting and collections associate, 1997-1998.

Kimberly A. Waller
Loan Administration Process Manager
Joined the company in 2000. Experience: Kemba Cincinnati Credit Union, senior loan officer, 1997-2000; Fifth Third Bank, servicing account representative, 1981-1995.

Tonya Scott
Senior Loan Administrator – Closing
Joined the company in 2004. Experience: Ashore Funding, residential mortgage junior underwriter and loan closer, 2002-2004; Citizen Star Financial, office manager, 2001-2002; Land America, residential mortgage closing coordinator, 1999-2001; Huntington Bank, consumer lending, 1995-1999.

Linda Moss
Senior Loan Administrator – Closing
Joined the company in 2007. Education: Associate’s Degree of Applied Science, Southeast Community College, 1993. Experience: Assurity Life Insurance Company, mortgage loan coordinator, 2000-2007; Tier One Bank, loan servicing specialist, 1993-2000.

Justin J. Lincoln
Senior Loan Portfolio Analyst
Joined the company in 2015. Education: B.A. in Operations Management, University of Cincinnati, 2014. P-B.A. in Business Administration, 2012.

Jodi Jenkins
Loan Portfolio Analyst II
Joined the company in November 2019. Education: B.A. Degree from Virginia Tech and A.A.S. Degree from SUNY Cobleskill. Experience: Wholesale Mortgage Operations Manager and Mortgage Registration Manager at Fifth Third Bank, 2001-2007.

Georgia Shafer
Loan Portfolio Analyst 
Joined the company in December 2022. Experience: American Pacific Mortgage-Preferred Rate Division, Conventional Lending Underwriter 2020-2022; Underwriter Level II US Bank Sr. Exception Lender, 2014-2020; Tata Consultancy Services, Retail Underwriter 2013-2014; Charter One/RBS Citizens, NA, Loan Processor II 2010-2013; Bank of America, Sr. Loan Closer 2009-1010; US Bank QC Specialist Level II (Correspondent Lending) 2007-2008; First Franklin (Merrill Lynch), Loan Account Manager 2003-2007.