Liberty SBF Hires Senior Originator to Expand Nationwide Bridge and CMBS Lending Programs

Hiring of Experienced Commercial Real Estate Originator, James De Simone, Continues Liberty SBF’s Exponential Growth


Liberty SBF, a full-service commercial real estate finance company, is proud to announce that it has hired James De Simone, a veteran commercial real estate professional, as a Senior Originator.

Mr. De Simone comes from a background of commercial real estate lending, specializing in bridge and mid-market commercial real estate lending. In addition to adding Mr. De Simone, Liberty SBF recently relocated to a new headquarters in Philadelphia, PA and opened offices in New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA and is poised for even more growth in 2015.

“The addition of a financing professional like James allows us to bring our great products directly to our customers with the superior service and expertise they have come to expect,” said Alex Cohen CEO of Liberty SBF. “There is about $1 trillion in ballooning debt coming due from the last cycle and about a quarter of it is underwater. James will help Liberty find leading solutions for that 25% within our bridge loan program along with CMBS take-out financing.”

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Mr. De Simone served as founder and CEO of S2 Commercial Capital, a full service direct lender specializing transactions that did not fit the criteria of traditional banking. Prior to S2, Jim was Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Equity One, SBC based in Braintree, MA where he controlled and oversaw all aspects of the operation focusing on whole loan sales, bank workout advisory assistance and small balance commercial real estate deals. Jim brings with him close to 20 years of experience in the commercial mortgage arena.