Just a few months after announcing the hiring of the HFF seniors housing team to its ranks, Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) just announced that it snagged industry veterans Heidi Brunet and Lisa Lautner from Berkadia. They will join NKF as executive managing directors and will work with Sarah Anderson on the firm’s seniors housing debt and structured finance team.

The duo has a combined 40 years of experience and has originated more than $8 billion in seniors housing related financings in the past seven years through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD and balance sheet lenders. With the combination of the top brokerage team last year, in terms of dollar value of sales transactions, the NKF platform will certainly be poised for further growth.