Honoree Alan Wiener

Honoree Alan Wiener

Alan Wiener is the group head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, the country’s largest multifamily lender for both conventional and affordable developments. Multifamily Capital specializes in permanent and bridge debt for multifamily assets financed through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs, Federal Housing Administration-insured financing programs, and the Wells Fargo balance sheet.

Throughout his career, Alan has focused on housing and community development in both the public and private sectors. Before joining Wells Fargo, he was the chairman and director of American Property Financing Inc., which he founded in 1991 and which was acquired in May 2006 by Wachovia, a Wells Fargo predecessor. He built this company into the top multifamily lender in New York with a loan portfolio that surpassed $9 billion. From 1981 to 1990 he was executive vice president at Integrated Resources Inc., where he managed the acquisition and financing of conventional and affordable multifamily real estate estimated at over $1.5 billion, while also handling the asset management of more than 50,000 apartment units.

In his public service career, Alan was the New York director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from 1978 to 1981, functioning as COO responsible for the implementation of HUD programs in the 13-county area of southeastern New York. During his tenure, the New York office insured and funded over 50,000 new and rehab multifamily units, financed hospitals and nursing homes, insured over 40,000 single-family units, and dispensed and supervised more than $500 million annually in Community Development Block Grant funds. In 1978 he received an award from the president of the United States for outstanding performance. From 1976 to 1978 he also served as an assistant to the mayor of the City of New York in the field of housing, neighborhood and land-use planning, community and economic development, and real estate.

In addition to his long-standing work in real estate finance and public policy, Alan serves on the board of the Community Preservation Corporation, and he is vice chairperson of the executive board of the Real Estate Board of New York. He has also been frequently recognized by Commercial Observer as an influential person in commercial real estate finance.