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Bison Arranges Massive Cash Out Event on Scattered Site Rental Housing Portfolio

By David Repka Bison Financial Group has arranged a non-recourse loan with massive cash out to refinance a portfolio of single-family and small multifamily properties located in West Central Florida.  Overview: 220+ rental units Most of the properties are rented Read More

Bison Believes in the ABC’s

By Jared Repka ‘A’ is for Apartments. ‘B’ is for Buy Them Now. ‘C’ is for Cheap Money. It’s time to dust off the old school books and remember our lessons from nearly half a lifetime ago; that buying multifamily Read More

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High-Octane Leverage is Back!

By David Repka High-Octane Leverage is Back! We are seeing commercial real estate (CRE) lending transactions getting quoted and funded at a blend of rate and terms that were not even possible in the Glory Days of 2005-2006! Capital is loose Read More

What is “Promotable Preferred Equity”?

By David Repka What is “Promotable Preferred Equity”? Short answer: it is how real estate developers get rich!   Long answer: It is a way that real estate developers earn entrepreneurial profits above and beyond the returns generated from their 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

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Bison Looks Back on 2013 as Another Year Fades Into the Sunset

Bison Financial Group looks back on 2013 as Q4 is already here…. all things considered we are very encouraged by the year to date as investors across the entire risk spectrum have woken up from a 5-year nap and are hungry 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

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

How Does My Funding Request Get to the Top of an Investor’s Stack of Potential Deals?

By David D. Repka, Co-Founder of Bison Financial Group For better or worse the free & flattening power of the Internet has forever changed how the “deal game (1)” is played. The Internet is a terrific way to share massive Read More