Century Lending Staff

Century’s Lending team has a combined total of over 100 years of experience and works in conjunction with our in-house Loan Administration and Legal departments for responsive service and reliable delivery.

Josh Hamilton

Senior Vice President, Lending

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As Senior Vice President of Lending, Mr. Hamilton is responsible for loan originations throughout Century’s California footprint. Mr. Hamilton has over 15 years of experience in affordable housing finance. Prior to Century Housing, Josh was a loan officer with PNC Real Estate where he was responsible for originating more than $300 million in permanent financing primarily for affordable housing properties through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA.

Josh has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from UCLA and a Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) through the University of Southern California.

Nick Friend

Vice President, Lending

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Nick Friend acts as Vice President of Lending at Century’s Northern California office.

Mr. Friend recently served as Mortgage Officer at the Community Preservation Corporation and as Associate at Citi Community Capital. He has a strong interest in community development, finance, CRA investment banking, and real estate.

Mr. Friend received his Master’s in Business Administration in Real Estate/Entrepreneurship from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Urban Studies from Yale University.

Tracey L. Burns

Vice President, Construction Lending

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Tracey L. Burns, Vice President of Construction Lending, is a seasoned professional who has been in the affordable housing industry for the last 18 years. Ms. Burns is responsible for Century’s urban infill construction and affordable housing lending programs throughout California. Most recently, Ms. Burns was selected to oversee the Century Emerging Developers Capital Fund designed to promote minority professionals by increase access to capital. With over 18 years of experience in affordable and urban infill lending, Ms. Burns has underwritten more than $520 million in predevelopment, acquisition, and construction loans which resulted in more than 2,300 workforce and low-income housing units.

Prior to her employment at Century Housing, Ms. Burns worked with Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group as an Acquisitions Specialist, responsible for evaluating prospective deals and securing documentation for all land acquisitions.

Ms. Burns is an advisory member of the Harbor Sustainability Gateway Project, a community-based advocacy organization in the Harbor Gateway South Community. Ms. Burns is working with community leaders to develop a safe and secure recreational area replacing a blighted lot with an environmentally sustainable facility for disadvantaged youth. Ms. Burns also oversees community funding and advocacy for the Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor.

Ms. Burns graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and a concentration in Criminal Justice. She is a member of the African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) as well as a participant of the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate at the USC Lusk Center. Ms. Burns is also a guest lecturer for the USC Real Estate Development class that focusses on Real Estate Financing.

Karen Bennett-Green

Vice President, Loan Administration

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Ms. Bennett-Green, Vice President of Loan Administration, is responsible for managing Century’s loan portfolio. She has more than 15 years of real estate loan experience, including commercial, multifamily, and affordable niches. She has extensive experience in working with tax credit terms, tax-exempt bonds, and Fannie Mae “Direct Underwriting Service” transactions. She was a housing specialist for the Housing Authority of the City of Inglewood before going to the Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group in Long Beach where she oversaw all aspects of risk management for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) of an 8,000-unit Section 42 portfolio.

Ms. Bennett-Green received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles, and has her Housing Development Finance Professional Certification from the National Development Council.

Serybrem (CB) Bass

Senior Loan Administration Officer

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Serybrem Bass (“CB”) is Senior Loan Administration Officer for Century. She has been a part of the Century team for eighteen years and before transitioning to her current position, she worked as Sales Coordinator assisting first-time homebuyers with the purchase and escrow process. Ms. Bass assists clients in navigating the loan process, which includes lines of credit, acquiring of vacant lots, and constructing multifamily developments.

When not working to close housing loans, Ms. Bass enjoys time with her family and friends, participating in church activities and decorating for birthday, anniversary, and wedding celebrations.

Ms. Bass received her Housing Development Finance Professional Certification from the National Development Council.

Betty O’Quinn

Senior Loan Administration Officer

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Betty O’Quinn has been in the Mortgage and Real Estate industry for over 20 years and with Century for the past seven years. As Senior Loan Administration Officer, Ms. O’Quinn expertise in constructions, acquisition/bridge, and pre-development loan closing has produced millions in rapid funding. Ms. O’Quinn is responsible for collecting due diligence, loan contracts, site inspections, and administering payments for borrowers.

Prior to working at Century, Ms. O’Quinn served for nine years at Bank of America as Loan Representative with duties including loan servicing, pay-off, real estate taxes, UCC filings, and foreclosures. Betty takes pride in making sure the needs of our internal and external clients are met expeditiously.