November 2, 2021
Posted in: News
By: Gerson

GERSON enjoys valued relationships with the best of the best in the lending industry.

Among those with whom we are proud to work recognized as among the top 50 under 40, and whom we congratulate:


Tyler Griffin was instrumental in the 2020 merger of Hunt Real Estate Capital, RED Capital Group and Lancaster Pollard into the new brand, Lument. During the uncertainty of the pandemic, Griffin served in a group responsible for both building a new company and all of its systems while simultaneously overseeing ongoing transactions to ensure business continuity. As senior managing director and COO of mortgage banking at Lument, Griffin is responsible for the closing department, the FHA underwriting department and marketing and communications. She also plays a critical role in strategic technology issues and in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to support growth across the firm’s Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA lending platforms. Upon graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in economics and financial economics, Griffin immediately moved to New York City to find a spot in the commercial real estate industry during the challenging environment of the Great Recession. The crisis drove her to focus on FHA and agency lending early in her career. Griffin advises young industry professionals to think long-term and develop product knowledge and relationships that can last throughout a career, especially when the industry may be in turmoil


Michael Pop has been instrumental in bringing about positive change for the affordable housing sector in his role as managing director and co-head of the multifamily loan production team at Basis Investment Group. Pop’s team fills a critical role in the affordable housing space; providing smaller borrowers with the ability to finance and develop properties through the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Program. Prior to joining Basis Investment Group, Pop worked at a distressed debt fund, focused on acquiring commercial real estate assets nationwide, where he analyzed the processes that involved mortgages and their corresponding workout strategies. This led him into the mortgage space as the fund moved into loan origination and was selected for the pilot program of the Freddie Mac Small Balance Program. Since then, Pop has become a robust agency specialist, closing more than $500 million in agency multifamily. He is adept at understanding products and underwriting criteria, new market evaluations, pinpointing industry trends and navigating the evolving multifamily landscape. Under Pop’s leadership during the pandemic, Basis Investment Group’s Freddie Mac Small Business program continued with robust activity; aiding the group of borrowers most heavily impacted by the temporary pause of traditional lending institutions. Pop is passionate about diversity and is heavily involved in initiatives and fundraising efforts that seek to inspire the next generation of minorities and women in the industry.