BPFC's expertise in valuating commercial real estate assets using the perspectives of both a lender as well as a principal investor allows it to identify opportunities in the distressed real estate debt arena. As well, BPFC's longstanding close relationships with a host of large and small real estate lending institutions provides it with the opportunity to purchase bulk as well as specific non-performing real estate loans and REO's in a relatively non-competitive environment. The firm structures its transactions as a principal financing its purchases using its own equity as well as lines of credit.
The property research division assists investors who have very specific investment criteria necessary to effect their investment strategy in the purchase of distressed commercial real estate opportunities. BPFC, using both public and proprietary databases, its relationships with various institutional lenders, as well as other proprietary research methods and modeling, uncovers distressed property opportunities that meet the client's objectives.
Research projects are for a minimum of three months with twelve-month assignments receiving analyst priority. All projects are supervised and planned by our senior research analyst with all other project work carried out by associates with a minimum of at least ten years experience in complex real estate data analysis and research. Due to the usually narrow criteria dictated by the client, it is typical that only a handful of opportunities are identified per month. The firm's monthly flat-rate fee schedule is based upon the complexity of the investment criteria as well as the planning and methodology required to obtain the requested data.
BPFC is a recognized wholesale mortgage banking firm specializing in owner-user commercial mortgage finance serving the mortgage broker and real estate broker communities. Currently the firm limits its lending activities to those circumstances where both the occupying business as well as the business owner have exceedingly strong historical and forecasted cash flow. The firm anticipates to resume its more aggressive lending activities upon the resurgence of the U.S. economy and the return of the functionality of the capital markets.