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Tonya Barnes Joins NewPoint as Managing Director, Head of Closing

Irvine, CA (August 12, 2022) – NewPoint Real Estate Capital (“NewPoint”) announces that Tonya Barnes has joined the firm as Managing Director, Head of Closing. Based out of Irvine, CA, Barnes is responsible for overseeing and streamlining all closing and transaction management activities. 

Barnes brings over three decades of diversified real estate banking experience, having handled closings for a variety of property types, including multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, manufactured housing and student housing. Prior to joining NewPoint, Barnes served as Executive Vice President overseeing the property management division for multifamily and affordable housing investor Avanath Capital Management—returning to the firm after previously serving as Senior Vice President. Barnes also served as Vice President and Closing Manager with KeyBank Real Estate Capital, where she led a team responsible for closing between $4 billion and $6 billion of Agency loans on an annual basis.

“I’m excited to join NewPoint and its team of leaders focused on bringing more innovative processes and unique lending solutions to the industry,” said Barnes. “I look forward to working alongside this elite group who’s devoted to exceptional client service and seamless execution.”

“We are deeply committed to building a best-in-class leadership team at NewPoint,” said NewPoint President Jeff Lee. “As an industry leader with a diverse and wide breadth of experience, Tonya is uniquely positioned to make an immediate impact as NewPoint continues to create new efficiencies for investors nationwide. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

About NewPoint Real Estate Capital
NewPoint Real Estate Capital (NewPoint) is a prominent commercial real estate finance company delivering lending solutions to investors of multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, healthcare, and manufactured housing properties nationwide. NewPoint leverages technology, data, capital, and the expertise of its industry-leading team to provide loan origination, servicing, execution, and a suite of Agency and curated proprietary products to meet the evolving needs of borrowers. In addition to being a Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Optigo®, and HUD/FHA MAP and LEAN Lender, NewPoint also offers bridge financing. For more information, please visit

Stefan Pollack
The Pollack Group

Elyse Bandel
NewPoint Real Estate Capital