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Lewis Ranieri to deliver Dunlop Lecture on Oct. 1

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Lewis Ranieri of Hyperion Private Equity Funds will deliver the ninth annual John T. Dunlop Lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (HGSD) on Oct. 1. The title of Ranieri’s lecture is “Revolution in Mortgage Finance.”

Generally regarded as the father of the securitized mortgage market, Ranieri helped develop capital markets as a source of funds for housing and commercial real estate and led efforts to obtain federal legislation to support and build the market. He is also chairman, CEO, and president of Ranieri & Co. Inc. and chairman of American Financial Realty Trust, Capital Lease Funding Inc., Computer Associates International Inc., Franklin Bank Corp., and Root Markets Inc. He has served on the National Association of Home Builders Mortgage Roundtable since 1989, is honored in the National Housing Hall of Fame, and is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award given by the Fixed Income Analysts Society Inc.

The John T. Dunlop Lecture series was founded in 1999 through a partnership between the Joint Center, the National Housing Endowment, and HGSD to serve as a lasting tribute to Professor John T. Dunlop and his many contributions to the national housing community.

The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at HGSD’s Piper Auditorium.  The event is open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Elizabeth England at (617) 495-7640.