By David Repka We are seeing commercial real estate lending transactions getting quoted and funded at a blend of rate and terms that were not even possible in the Glory Days of 2005! Capital is loose and flowing once again. Now Read More
How Does an Entrepreneurial Real Estate Investor Compete in 2014?
By David Repka Investors of every risk profile have returned to the commercial real estate marketplace looking for compelling, risk adjusted investment opportunities. 2014 will go down in history as the year “normalcy” returned to the marketplace. The increase in competition Read More
Did Bison Just Set a Record for Loan Proceeds Per Square Foot on a Florida Retail Property?
Bison Financial Group, based in St. Petersburg, FL, has arranged a loan at what is quite possibly the highest loan proceeds per square foot on an unanchored retail shopping center achieved in Florida since the financial meltdown of 2008 . Read More
SEC Changes the Rules and Blows Up 80 Year Old Ban Against Advertising
By David Repka Today the game is different. We wake up to the sunrise on a new day in which the old rules no longer apply. The 80 year old ban against advertising to attract investors is now a matter Read More
When “Pass the Hat” No Longer Works for Raising Equity
If you’ve been a real estate investor / developer for any length of time (combined 45 years for the Repka brothers), you certainly know how to “pass the hat” to pitch your deals at the local Country Club, Yacht Club, Read More
Your Rolodex is More Important Than Your Personal Financial Statement
By David Repka, Co-Founder Bison Financial Group Let’s face it, the last few years have been astonishingly difficult for anyone in the “dealmaking game” as fear, uncertainty and doubt have crept into the capital markets driving reliable sources of capital Read More
Construction Funds Available Now
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Bison Financial Group headquartered here launches their ambitious “Nexus Funding Platform” aimed at bringing liquidity to the commercial real estate market and bringing jobs back to our communities. According to David Repka, Co-Founder of Bison; “During Read More
CMBS 2.0: Crack is back!
I have been contacted by more lenders in the past 30 days than in the past 30 months… combined. I’m especially excited about the return of the CMBS marketplace. Get ready for the return of cheap, plentiful, non-recourse capital to Read More
Capital Markets are Opening Up… “What I Win”?
There is a classic scene in the 1979 movie The Jerk starring Steve Martin where he is asked, “what I win?” while working at the carnival’s “Guess Your Weight” booth… watch it here: This clip is my metaphor for how Read More
Need to close by year end? Running out of time?
As another year is coming to a close many lenders and institutional investors want to clean up their balance sheets going into 2015. Bison Financial Group has a track record of closing transactions in 4, 8 & 11 days from first Read More