Liberty SBF Hires Senior Vice President to Cover Southeast and Manage New Brokerage Subsidiary

Experienced Commercial Real Estate Originator Greg Schecher to Launch Liberty Real Estate Capital, the New Brokerage Arm of Liberty SBF Offering Alternative CRE Financing Structures.

Philadelphia, PA –  February 06, 2014

Liberty SBF, a full-service real estate finance company, is proud to announce that it has hired Greg Schecher, a veteran commercial real estate professional to help manage its subsidiary brokerage shop, Liberty Real Estate Capital, from a new office based in Boca Raton, Florida.

Liberty Real Estate Capital is the brokerage arm of Liberty SBF providing alternative commercial real estate loan structures for its clients. The new subsidiary will focus on loan assignments from $3 MM to $25MM. Its financing products will include small balance CMBS, Bridge Loans and Mini Perms (2 – 5 years), DPO financing, and commercial loans for Residential Investment Pools.

Mr. Schecher comes to Liberty Real Estate Capital with almost 25 years of experience originating, refinancing and restructuring commercial real estate mortgages. Liberty Real Estate Capital’s parent company, Liberty SBF, is a fast-growing specialty finance lender that originates small balance commercial loans nationwide for its own balance sheet. The company relocated to a new headquarters in Philadelphia and opened a West Coast office in Newport Beach, Ca. in 2013 and is poised for further growth this coming year.

“With Liberty Real Estate Capital, we can offer products beyond our current slate of direct lending programs,” said Alex Cohen CEO of Liberty SBF, parent company of the new subsidiary. “The addition of a financing professional like Greg allows us to bring these new products to our customers with the same superior service and expertise they have come to expect.”

Previously Mr. Schecher was SVP of mortgage finance at NAI Global, the world’s largest independently owned CRE real estate network, where he was responsible for establishing the national mortgage finance group. Mr. Schecher also created the origination network and provided the 200 NAI offices a debt solution for the firm’s clients. Mr. Schecher served as senior vice president at Johnson Capital from 2005 to 2009 where he ran its Florida region. Additionally, Mr. Schecher was the principal founder of Westminster Capital, one of the first CMBS wholesale lenders in the nation. Mr. Schecher has closed CMBS transactions in excess of $1 billion.

About Liberty SBF

Liberty SBF is a full-service commercial real estate finance company that provides loan origination, loan servicing and lender services. The company has a special expertise in small-balance commercial lending, lending directly from its balance sheet and originating loans for its investment partners. For more information about Liberty SBF, please visit