Janette O’Brien

Janette O’Brien
SVP & Loan Production Leader

Ms. O’Brien serves as Senior Vice President, Head of Multifamily Production and Agency CEO for KeyBank Real Estate Capital. Ms. O’Brien has significant real estate experience with thirty years in Agency lending. This includes significant experience with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as with FHA, CMBS, Life Placement, debt funds and equity investors, including approximately $95 billion in real estate lending transactions.

Ms. O’Brien spent the first couple of years of her career in various areas of multifamily servicing. After leaving multifamily servicing, Ms. O’Brien joined the Philadelphia-based Meridian Mortgage, which was one of the first companies involved in Agency lending. Through the years, Ms. O’Brien has been involved in underwriting for some of the top Agency lenders, including ARCS Commercial Mortgage, Reilly Mortgage Group and Berkshire Mortgage.

Ms. O’Brien joined KeyBank to manage the Northeast and Midwest Agency underwriting and closing process in 1999. She was promoted to Chief Underwriter in 2004 and promoted to her current position in 2014. Ms. O’Brien’ specialty is with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. In her current role, Ms. O’Brien’s team is responsible for multifamily production including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, CMBS, various debt funds and Life Placement. Ms. O’Brien has also served and continues to serve on numerous committees for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, KeyBank, MBA, NMHC and the community.

Following a vote by her peers, Ms. O’Brien is currently in her fifth term on the Fannie Mae DUS Advisory Counsel and serves as Chair. With over 30 years of experience in the multifamily and affordable mortgage banking business, Ms. O’Brien uses her knowledge and experiences to cultivate relationships and mentor peers. Ms. O’Brien is a member of the Fannie Mae DE&I Subcommittee.

She supports many charities including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation, National Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, United Way and Girls With Sole.

Ms. O’Brien continues to train in hopes that some year she will make it to the LPGA.