Ms. Saull-Smith joined Love Funding in 1990 and currently holds the position of a senior director of commercial origination. In this capacity, Ms. Saull-Smith is responsible for loan origination and brings 30+ years of experience to her position in the mortgage banking industry.
Over the course of her career, she has underwritten over $4.2 billion in FHA, FHLMC, FNMA & Wall Street Conduit Transactions. She has originated and closed 98 transactions, totaling over $700 million. Ms. Saull-Smith has repeatedly been awarded the honor of top producer during her tenure with Love Funding.
Ms. Saull-Smith is a member of several organizations including the Mortgage Banker’s Association, National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Home Builder’s Association/National Council on Seniors Housing, National Association for Executives (NAFE), Association of Professional Mortgage Women (APMW), American Health Care Association (AHCA), National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), Assisted Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), NIC (National Investment Center), and the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI).
Ms. Saull-Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and German from West Chester University and the University of Marburg, Germany. In 1992, she received her MBA from American University in real estate finance.
“We have to thank Love and HUD for all of their efforts in getting our financing in place. This wasn’t a standard 221(d)(4) loan and we are very grateful to them for their tireless work on our behalf. Our cash flow will be significantly better than it would have been had we opted to go with conventional financing, and Laura was able to rate lock for us at a time of historically low rates.” — David Brooks, St. Paul Square
“Our expansion would not have been possible without all the due diligence and hard work behind the scenes of the transaction. Laura and her team went above and beyond at every turn and had such a positive attitude that we would succeed. They receive high marks and are not just our lenders; they’ve also become our friends. We would not hesitate to recommend them to other borrowers.” — David Rotolo, co-owner of Briar Hill Management
“I cannot say enough about Laura Saull-Smith. She was very thorough, responsive, professional, and dedicated to getting our loan closed. She was a delight to work with, and I would not hesitate to do business with her again or recommend her to others.” — John Goode, Senior Housing LLC, DBA Senior Housing Management Group, Inc.
“Laura Saull-Smith is very responsive and shows a great understanding of the underlying business, whether it be multifamily apartments or healthcare. This knowledge enables her to add significant value to what would otherwise be customary mortgage banking services” — Steve Rother, Post Polak Goodsell MacNeill & Strauchler