2017 ICSC Recon Round Up


With the 2017 ICSC Recon in the books we thought a recap would be in order.  In general the mood was positive and there was an air of cautious optimism in the halls. Attendance was strong, but in comparison to likes of 2006 and 2007, somewhat muted.  Below are some... read more

Jason Berry Joins Barry Slatt Mortgage Leadership Team


Barry Slatt Mortgage announces an expansion of its leadership team with the hiring of Jason Berry as their new Chief Operating Officer.  Jason Berry had been a strategic advisor to the firm since October 2015.  With this announcement, Michael Kaplan has been promoted to President of the firm, focused on... read more

Full Service Mortgage Banking


Two questions regularly come up when choosing a firm to manage your commercial and multi-family financing needs. What is a full service mortgage banking company and why is it so important to pick the right firm to service your needs?

What is a full service mortgage banking company?

Loan brokers don’t maintain... read more

Small Balance Commercial Lending


Although there is no formal standard industry definition for what constitutes a small balance commercial loan, many consider a small balance loan to be under $10 million. Some argue that a $10 million loan is a large loan and believe small loans are below $5 million. For this commentary, our... read more

Top Takeaways from 19th Annual Barry Slatt Mortgage Lender’s Panel and Luncheon


Top executives from prominent lenders weighed in on many capital market hot topics at Barry Slatt Mortgage’s 19th Annual Lender’s Panel Luncheon. The event featured speakers from a variety of lending institutions that included Symetra Financial, StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Sun Life Financial, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and Barclays. The esteemed... read more