Elizabeth Weaver focuses her practice on multifamily housing finance and development with an emphasis on affordable housing financing. Most recently, Elizabeth served as in-house counsel for Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Targeted Affordable Housing (TAH) group. At Freddie Mac, Elizabeth supported and facilitated the financing of a wide range of nationwide transactions. These included both tax-exempt transactions (bond credit enhancements and tax-exempt loans) and taxable transactions (with 9% low-income housing tax credits). Elizabeth substantially contributed to numerous Freddie Mac Multifamily programs, including preservation rehabilitation and bridge to resyndication.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Elizabeth’s work in private practice encompassed all aspects of real estate development and financing. Among other clients and matters, she represented a major financial institution providing loans for community development in the District of Columbia and also a regional developer in the construction and stabilization of numerous affordable housing properties utilizing tax-exempt bond financing and FHA insurance.
Elizabeth also has a Ph.D. in art history (with a specialization in Italian Renaissance art) from the University of Virginia and taught for several years at the college level. Elizabeth lives in the District of Columbia with her husband John Schnitker. In her free time, she enjoys participating in triathlons, including two Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Swarthmore College, A.B.
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
University of Virginia, Ph.D.
District of Columbia