Bernard Financial Group, Michigan's largest commercial mortgage banking firm, specializes in both debt and institutional equity placement for commercial real estate borrowers and developers with commercial lenders and institutional joint venture participants. Over the last 20 years Bernard Financial Group has financed over $7,200,000,000 for our clients.
Our company was started in 1991 and has grown into the largest commercial mortgage banking firm in Michigan; financing an average of $600,000,000-$700,000,000 per year of Michigan Real Estate. In today’s challenging capital markets environment we are dedicated to providing the most competitive opportunities to both our clients and capital sources anywhere in the marketplace.
Our team of highly qualified loan originators, analyst and closing staff are dedicated to working with clients to gain a detailed understanding of the borrower’s requests and the property. With this knowledge we are able to obtain the appropriate quotes to commitments from the most appropriate lenders. Bernard Financial Group is the facilitator between the borrower, lender, attorneys and third party providers from the quotes to the closings to guarantee a professional and efficient loan funding.
Bernard Financial Group, through its membership in Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM), is part of an organization of 23 commercial mortgage firms having 49 offices throughout the United States. SAM members have arranged over $75 billion of commercial mortgage loans since 2001 and currently service $39 billion. In an ever-changing market, SAM members offer the best lender relationships which lead to successful commercial mortgage solutions.
Bernard Financial Servicing Group
Bernard Financial Servicing Group is a primary servicer for commercial mortgage loans. We perform full cashier servicing for both Life Companies and CMBS loans. In 1993, Bernard Financial Servicing Group started Life Company servicing. In 1998, Bernard Financial Servicing Group began full cashier servicing for conduit lenders. Bernard Financial Servicing Group is a CREFC compliant Primary Servicer for CMBS loans and carries the appropriate levels of Fidelity Bond and Error and Omissions insurance coverage. We are currently servicing approximately $2,800,000,000.
Bernard Financial Servicing Group currently administers primary CMBS servicing for; Bank of America, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC., Citigroup, Credit Suisse, CWCapital, LLC, Goldman Sachs Commercial Mortgage Capital, L.P., JP Morgan Mortgage Capital, Inc., Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital, Inc., Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., KeyCorp Real Estate Capital Markets, Inc., Midland Loan Services, Inc., Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, Wells/Wachovia Bank National Association, and Wells Fargo Bank Association.
We also administer primary servicing for the following life companies: Advantus Capital Management, Inc., AEGON USA Realty Advisors, Genworth Financial, Inc., Guardian Life Insurance Company, Ohio National Bank, One America Financial Partners, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, Summit Investment Partners, and Symetra Financial.
Bernard Financial Servicing Group has also had success working with the following special servicers on loan modifications; Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, C-III Asset Management LLC, CW Capital, Helios, J.E. Robert Companies, KeyCorp Real Estate Capital Markets, LNR Partners, Inc., Midland Loan Services, Inc., Orix, and Prudential Mortgage Capital Company.