Preferred Apartment Communities


Board of Directors

John M. Cannon

John M. Cannon is one of our independent directors. Mr. Cannon has served as Executive Vice President of Community Preservation Corporation ("CPC"), a non-profit corporation, where his primary responsibility is serving as President of CPC’s lending subsidiary, CPC Mortgage Company LLC, a full service business line with national licenses across its Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Federal Housing Authority’s ("FHA") suite of products. From June 2019 to December 2019, Mr. Cannon served as a consultant to Arbor Realty Trust, where he provided strategic advice to executive management on government-sponsored enterprise ("GSE") reform, origination activities and mortgage banker recruitment. Mr. Cannon served as Senior Vice President of Freddie Mac in New York from 2012 to 2019 where he built and managed a highly successful team, and was responsible for overall multifamily origination volume, and production strategy. During his tenure at Freddie Mac he oversaw annual production that grew from $28 billion in 2012 to more than $75 billion in 2019. From 1984 to 2011, Mr. Cannon held senior leadership positions at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC ("Berkadia") and various affiliated and predecessor entities including Capmark and GMAC Commercial Mortgage, primarily coordinating and leading originations of conventional and Housing and Urban Development product lines. Mr. Cannon received his undergraduate degree in International Affairs from Lafayette College in 1984 and a Masters of Science from Drexel University in 1990.