Is Land Still a “Four Letter Word”?

In October of 2008 I wrote a white paper called, Grave Dancing for Fun & Profit in the Financial Apocalypse of 2008 and Beyond . One of my predictions was The Death of Land calling land: “… the ultimate four-letter 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

Apartment Finance Today Conference Update

I am back from moderating an all-star panel discussion at the Apartment Finance Today Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our topic: “Small but Mighty: Finding the Best Small-Balance Apartment Loan” was well received by a full house of real estate Read More

Bank cleanup delayed: Where are all those fish that were supposed to be in the barrel?

Earlier this year, commercial real estate had all the hallmarks of a distressed asset sale of the millennium. Across America, hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of office buildings, hotels, apartment complexes and malls were tanked up with debt and Read More

Is Commercial Real Estate a Zombie Filled Black Hole or Double Down Opportunity?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4TqcnID77c] D.C.-area developer Jeff Neal gives the Huffington Post Investigative Fund a tour of empty commercial properties just blocks from the Capitol. He says we were, “drunk on a binge of easy credit and the bartender (the market) took away Read More