This episode of The Crexi Podcast dives deep into the latest in commercial lending with Amber Sefert of Trimont Real Estate Advisors.
The Crexi Podcast explores various aspects of commercial real estate in conversation with top CRE industry professionals. In each episode, we feature different guests, tapping into their wealth of expertise and exploring the latest trends in the world of commercial real estate.
In this episode, Crexi’s Yannis Papadakis chats with Amber to discuss how the financial sector responded to COVID-19 and current trends in the world of commercial real estate lending.
Their wide-ranging conversation covers:
- What measures Trimont and the greater CRE lending sector took to manage early pandemic-related closures, working with owners and tenants.
- The importance of clear, ongoing communication between lender and owner as a means to resolve specific issues.
- How government support kept many owners/operators afloat, particularly compared to the 2008 financial crisis.
- What the path to economic recovery looks like, and what the future holds for those who need or needed rent forbearance as markets reopen.
- And much more!
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About Amber Sefert:
Amber Sefert serves as Managing Director, Credit & Asset Management for Trimont Real Estate Advisors. Based in Dallas, she oversees performing and non-performing asset management teams. Combined, her teams manage approximately $4 billion in UPB.
Throughout Amber’s career, she has managed distressed and performing portfolios for various servicers. She has restructured defaulted debt, worked on receiver appointments, completed foreclosures/DILs, confirmed bankruptcy plans, and managed/sold REO assets. In addition to the above, she has overseen large mezzanine positions, underwritten new debt (senior housing), and serviced performing debt.
Ms. Sefert has worked in various asset management positions for the past 15 years. Before joining Trimont, she worked for C-III Asset Management and J.E. Robert Company in their Special Servicing departments. While there, she resolved $380 million in defaulted CMBS loans through various exit strategies. She has underwritten more than $800 million in Healthcare/Senior Living mortgages for Prudential Mortgage Capital Company. She also worked for Prudential Asset Management, servicing a $650 million performing debt portfolio. Before Prudential, she worked for Washington Mutual as a financial analyst.
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