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Experienced West Coast Seniors Housing Origination Team Joins M&T Realty Capital Corporation
M&T Realty Capital Corporation expands its regional coverage with new California location

M&T Realty Capital Corporation® is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Huntsman as an Executive Managing Director and Kathy Stewart as a Managing Director in the Los Angeles area. The team will originate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans for seniors housing and multifamily properties nationwide, with a focus on the West Coast.  Mr. Huntsman and Ms. Stewart come to M&T with significant experience in the seniors housing and conventional multifamily financing.

Mr. Huntsman has been in the income property real estate industry since 1985, and has closed over $5 billion in loans.  Mr. Huntsman has served on the Board at the California Assisted Living Facilities Association (CALFA, now called CALA, the California Assisted Living Association), and is an Executive Board Member for the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA).   He was formerly with PNC and Barings.

Ms. Stewart has been involved in commercial real estate finance since 1996. Prior to joining M&T, she  provided production support and managed  loan screening for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA debt products at PNC and Barings.  Over her career, Ms. Stewart has assisted in the origination of over $3 billion in loans. 

“Sean and Kathy’s expertise in seniors housing loan origination will enable our company to serve this market more effectively,” states Mark Gould, M&T Realty Capital Corporation’s National Production Manager. “We are pleased to have Sean and Kathy join M&T Realty Capital Corporation.   Their expertise in seniors housing is well known in the industry and will strengthen our existing team.”

Ms. Stewart holds a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of New Orleans.

About M&T Realty Capital Corporation
M&T Realty Capital Corporation® ( is a wholly-owned subsidiary of M&T Bank—one of the 20 largest US-headquartered commercial bank holding companies. As a full-service mortgage banking company, we specialize in providing competitive financing nationwide for commercial real estate. We are a fully accredited Fannie Mae DUS® lender, a Freddie Mac OptigoSM Lender, an approved FHA/HUD MAP and LEAN lender, and also offer life insurance company and CMBS financing through correspondent relationships. In 2018, we originated $4.9 billion in loans, and currently service a $20 billion portfolio.

About M&T Bank
M&T Bank Corporation ( is a regional financial services company headquartered in Buffalo, New York, with more than $115 billion in assets. M&T Bank offers a wide array of banking, mortgage and commercial financial services through more than 750 branches, 1800 ATMs , and a variety of online and mobile services. Investment and insurance solutions are provided to businesses and consumers by M&T Bank and their affiliated companies Wilmington Trust, N.A, M&T Securities and M&T Insurance Agency, Inc.
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