Jaymes Katilus - SVP, Chief Underwriter

Jaymes Katilus is the Chief Underwriter of Rockhall Capital Funding and oversees all MAP and LEAN mortgage transactions submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for FHA Mortgage Insurance. Jaymes joined Rockhall in 2018 and previously served in the same position for American Property Financing, Wachovia Multifamily Capital and Tavernier Capital Funding. Mr. Katilus has underwritten countless mortgage transactions involving nearly every Section of the National Housing Act and has been personally involved in underwriting over $1 billion of FHA insured financing. He has personally underwritten successful applications under Sections 221(d)3, 221(d)4, 223(f), 223(a)7, 232, 232/223(f), 202, 241(a) and 241(f) of the National Housing Act. Additionally, he is well versed in the seldom-utilized 231 and 242 programs and has underwritten 202 direct loans and 236 “Decouplings”. A number of these transactions have also included Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Hope VI Revitalization Grants and Tax-Exempt Bond Financing combined with FHA insured financing.

Mr. Katilus was previously employed by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for twelve years as a Multifamily Appraiser and later as a Team Leader/Production Specialist. His experience also includes thirteen years in the residential and commercial construction industry. Jaymes served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo holding B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 347-901-4105

Peggy Ayala - Assistant Vice President and Controller

With an extensive commercial banking administration background, Peggy is responsible for much of Rockhall’s financial operations. Peggy handles core business functions such as accounts receivable/payable and annual audits. An experienced credit analyst, she also plays a critical role in transaction processing. Prior to joining Rockhall, Peggy held positions as Vice President and Comptroller at several mortgage lenders in the New York area.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 516-342-7057

Chanah Freiden - Chief Marketing Director

Chanah Freiden, Rockhall’s chief marketing director, brings 15 plus years in company branding, promotion and event planning. Her marketing portfolio includes health care, professional sports teams, government, education, fashion and finance. Putting her focus on social media, PR events, and company awareness gives Rockhall an edge in the lending world. Chanah attended Florida International University and was chosen as a Senator Joseph Lieberman Scholar. She is a founder of Hadar High School and serves as an executive board member.
7100 W. Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Direct: 561-221-0191