Stephanie Wiggins is managing director and head of production for Agency Lending with PGIM Real Estate. Based in Arlington, Virginia, she leads loan originations for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Affordable and FHA multifamily loans, and focuses on the development of strategic initiatives that serve to expand business opportunities and facilitate growth.
Stephanie is a highly accomplished and recognized senior leader, with over 35 years of demonstrable success in commercial real estate financial services, having overseen the origination of thousands of transactions nationwide. In addition, Stephanie is deeply committed to the creation and preservation of affordable housing, as well as moving forward the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the Commercial Real Estate Finance industry. She is a frequent participant in forums and panels sponsored by industry associations and agencies that focus on these important issues. She is also an active mentor and sponsor to women and diverse professionals and students.
Prior to joining the company in 2021, Stephanie served as senior vice president and chief production officer for the FHA team at Walker and Dunlop. She also served a 19-year tenure as executive vice president and chief investment officer for AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, a socially responsible fixed-income investment fund where she managed multifamily originations and operations with a focus on FHA and Agency executions.
Stephanie serves as a board member of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, a professional association of affordable housing and multifamily owners, developers, and professionals. In addition, Stephanie holds key roles within several industry associations, including memberships in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI’s) Public Private Partnership Council, ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, and ULI’s Young Leaders Group mentor program; Mortgage Bankers Association’s COMBOG council, and MBA’s Capital Council as Vice Chair; Freddie Mac’s Optigo Advisory Council and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC).
Within PGIM, Stephanie serves as a member of the US Debt Executive Council, an Executive Sponsor of Girls Who Invest, and is a member of PGIM’s Black Executive Leadership Team (BELT). Stephanie also serves as vice chair for the board of directors for The Campagna Center, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and social development programs for underserved children, teens and adults in Alexandria, Virginia.
Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from American University’s Kogod School of Business, where she studied real estate and urban development.