Century Adds Housing Finance Career Veteran, Cathy Pharis to its Expanding Team

Saratoga Springs, New York, November 15, 2023 – Century Health & Housing Capital, LLC (“Century”), a Saratoga Springs, NY–based national commercial real estate finance company, and division of Velocity Financial Inc. (VEL) NYSE, announced it has hired Cathy Pharis as Executive Vice President.  

President and CEO Kyle Perry has been making strategic hires over the past 18 months and most recently brought Cathy to the team. “We are extremely excited to have someone with Cathy’s background and experience join Century’s expanding team.”  In her new role, Cathy will leverage her expertise in all aspects of lending, underwriting, and servicing operations focused on building client relationships. “With over 30 years of experience, Cathy brings extensive knowledge and perspective to the Century Team, at a time when we are growing nationally,” stated Perry. Prior to joining Century, Cathy spent the last 13 years as the head of Wells Fargo’s FHA platform and prior to that as Director at Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, including predecessor companies.  During Cathy’s 30-year career she has focused on financing FHA-insured multifamily transactions with special attention to affordable housing. At a time when our nation is facing a shortage of affordable housing, Century is positioning itself as a resource to developers and owners looking to finance multi-family housing and help fill the gap across the country.

About Century Health & Housing Capital 

Founded in 1992, Century provides FHA/HUD-insured mortgage financing for the multifamily housing industry, senior living and long-term care facilities and hospitals. Century is an approved Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) mortgagee and Governmental National Mortgage Association (“Ginnie Mae”) issuer/servicer, including approvals for FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) and LEAN healthcare lender programs. Century also acts as financial advisor for non-FHA insured transactions and will assist in arranging Bridge-to-HUD financing. Century is a relationship driven lender that not only originates, processes, underwrites and funds its own loans, but also services its loans during both the construction and permanent loan stages – enabling it to form long term relationships with clients. Century’s mission is to provide its clients with personalized, responsive, and professional service while focusing on their immediate financing needs and long-term goals.

About Velocity Financial, Inc.

Based in Westlake Village, California, Velocity is a vertically integrated real estate finance company that primarily originates and manages business purpose loans secured by 1-4-unit residential rental and small commercial properties.  Velocity originates loans nationwide across an extensive network of independent mortgage brokers built and refined over 19 years.  

Velocity Investors and Media: 
Chris Oltmann (818) 532-3708

Century Media:
Kyle Perry (866) 505-3861