Expansion of division responds to increased industry demand for agency-related services

Walnut Creek, Calif. (January 12, 2020) AEI Consultants, a leading commercial real estate assessment and consulting firm, has announced two new hires:

  • Sarah Feit, Vice President – Agency Due Diligence
  • Joseph Novotny, Vice President – Agency Building Assessments

These hires were made due to increased demand for assessment and consulting services by Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) lenders such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Sarah Feit has 25 years of experience in environmental due diligence, and 15 in multifamily assessments for Freddie and Fannie. In her capacity as Vice President, Sarah will oversee day-to-day operations for all aspects of agency execution, including ESA, PCA, Zoning, Seismic and GREEN reports; confirming schedules and quality objectives are met; assures that training is provided; and that client scope of work requirements are met. Ms. Feit will work in conjunction with business development teams and client lead teams to market and develop agency services within AEI.

Mr. Novotny has over 20 years of professional experience in architecture. His due diligence work has focused primarily on the Agency Lenders (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). As Vice President of Agency Building Assessment, Novotny will lead team who respond to agency lender requests for commercial real estate consulting services. The suite of services includes Property Condition, Seismic, Energy and Construction Risk Management. Novotny has managed and performed thousands of property condition assessments with an emphasis on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac execution. He is well-versed in the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing Guide requirements, the Freddie Mac Multifamily Seller/Servicer guide requirements, as well as the ASTM standard.

About AEI Consultants

AEI Consultants is an employee-owned international consulting firm that provides comprehensive services to commercial lenders, property owners, managers, tenants, and developers, industries, institutions, government agencies, and insurers, including many Fortune 500 companies. These services include environmental, property and facility assessments; zoning and energy consulting; site investigation and remediation; industrial hygiene; and construction risk management. Founded in 1992, AEI is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices across the United States and Europe. More information is available at aeiconsultants.com.