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Doug is a solid real estate professional who combines the ability to stay focused in the details while never losing sight of the big picture".
Rick Romar
Chief Financial Officer. Safanad, Inc.

Doug is a consummate professional with extremely broad based skills. I for one relied heavily on his expertise and thoroughly enjoyed working with him".
Robert Wehrmeyer
Managing Member, Beucler Properties

"Without question, Doug is and has been a successful real estate professional. Doug has the ability to effectively lead a team to execute and get deals done. He possesses both the deep technical understanding of real estate deals and the finesse it takes to manage many parties to a successful conclusion. People like Doug and he knows what he is doing. That's a powerful combination and not seen enough in the real estate business".
Patrick Valentino
Partner, Corporate Counsel Group

"I was involved with Doug in the development, construction and sale of a 63-unit high-rise luxury condo on Fort Lauderdale beach. Doug always had a grasp of all of the issues involving the project, whether large or small, and was able to get to the point quickly to get them solved. Doug would be a tremendous asset to any company or team".
Stephen Hoffman
Partner, Mastriana & Christiansen, PA

Real Estate Counsel, Inc. ("REC"), founded in 2004 by 24-year real estate veteran, Douglas Thompson, CFA, is a full service real estate asset and loan evaluation firm.  REC's practice is solely focused on providing insightful and thorough analysis of real assets, and their respective markets, for clients in three primary industries: Banking, Institutional and Private Equity, and Building and Development.

The foundation of REC's effectiveness is it's depth and breadth of experience in multiple sectors of the real estate industry.  Extensive experience in the development, and capital markets provide such backdrop. REC's delivery of it's work product is executed through it's proprietary analytical programs, and data capturing templates.  By combining the ability to gather the appropriate data, and processing it through a sophisticated analytical framework, REC is able to deliver insighful analysis in a timely fashion.

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Valuation of FDIC Structured Loan Sale Assets

REC recently acted as a member of a team valuing an FDIC structured loan portfolio sale.  The mandate, from a Wall Street investor, was to quickly value a loan portfolio collateralized by commercial buildings, commercial land, and residential development tracts in varous Southwestern cities.  The focus was placed on collateral valuation through research and analysis of the various sub-markets and competitive properties.

Due Diligence and Valuation of a Multi-Billion Dollar Midwest Bank Loan Portfolio

CRE and A,D, & C loans, collateralized by properties located in the Midwest and Southwest, were analyzed and valued by REC, on behalf of a banking institution, to facilitate the purchase of the offered loan portfolio.

Review and Valuation of U.S. CRE Loan Portfolio of International Bank

Several large balance CRE loans, collateralized by U.S. real estate, were underwritten and valued by REC, to facilitate a Wall Street investor bidding on the offered loan portfolio.  The portfolio was comprised of performing, sub-performing and non-performing loans collateralized by retail, office, residential condos, industrial and other property types.

CMBS Loan Restructures

More than 50 CMBS loan restructure plans have been developed for a Borrower Advocate group representing borrowers with near-default CMBS loans.  The various strategies employed are premised on finding a middle ground that allows the borrower to maintain ownership of the collateral and for the trust to maximize the present value of it's loan asset.

Review and Valuation of A, D, & C Loan Portfolio of $10 Billion East Coast Bank

REC underwrote and valued Acquisition, Development and Construction loans for residential development projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, to facilitate a bank's bid to purchase this East Coast Bank. 


  1. Our unwavering commitment to deliver timely, thorough and insightful analysis of your concern.

  2. Our ability to deliver thoughtful insights on a wide variety of research and analysis to fit your real estate needs.

  3. Our unmatched experience and technical understanding of how to provide a superior strategy to maximize profits.