David M. Brickman is the Chief Executive Officer of NewPoint Real Estate Capital and Executive Chairman of Meridian Capital Group, a leading commercial real estate services firm. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Stone Point Capital, a leading private equity firm in the real estate and financial services arenas.
At the end of January 2021 David stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac, one of the largest providers of mortgage financing in the U.S. Prior to that, he served as President and as a member of the Board of Directors. During his tenure he led the $2 trillion company through a period of significant growth, change, and disruption as the firm successfully navigated the challenges of the COVID crisis.
Brickman spent most of his career at Freddie Mac leading and transforming the multifamily business, presiding over a remarkable period of growth. Production rose from $16 billion in 2010 to almost $80 billion in 2018. He also established the company’s flagship K-Deal securitization program as one of the leading securitized products in the structured finance market. He drove significant innovation by expanding Freddie Mac’s products and offerings – particularly those serving the growing need for affordable and workforce housing.
Brickman’s educational accomplishments include doctoral coursework for a Ph.D. in economics and real estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He’s been a professorial lecturer at George Washington University, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and is a non-resident Fellow at the Urban Institute. He also holds a US patent for a unique mortgage-backed security structure.