Bernard Financial Group

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. Since its inception, Bernard Financial Group has financed over $27,500,000,000 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 $1,000,000,000 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 applicable 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 22 commercial mortgage firms having 35 offices throughout the United States. SAM members have arranged over $135 Billion of commercial mortgage loans since 2001 and currently service $40 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 (“BFSG”) is a primary servicer for commercial mortgage loans. We perform full cashier servicing for life Insurance company, CMBS, bank, and private lender loans. Bernard Financial Group first started servicing loans in 1993 and in 1995, Bernard Financial Servicing Group began full cashier servicing for 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 $4,200,000,000.

Bernard Financial Servicing Group currently administers primary CMBS servicing alongside each of the lead Master Servicers; Midland Loan Services, KeyBank, and Wells Fargo.  Additionally, BFSG provides direct primary servicing for Bank of America, Bank of New York, Barclays Capital, Benefit Street Partners, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC., Citigroup, CWCapital, LLC, Deutsche Bank Mortgage, Goldman Sachs Commercial Mortgage Capital, L.P., Greystone Servicing Company LLC, JP Morgan Mortgage Capital, Inc., KeyCorp Real Estate Capital Markets, Inc., Ladder Capital, Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings, LLC, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, Rialto Capital, Starwood Mortgage Capital, UBS, and Wells Fargo Bank National Association.

We also administer primary servicing for the following life companies: AEGON USA Realty Advisors, Affinius Capital, Ameritas Investment Partners, Assurity Life Insurance Co., Genworth Financial, Inc., Ohio National Bank, One America Financial Partners, Inc., Protective Life, Securian Asset Management, StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, and Symetra Financial.

Bernard Financial Servicing Group has also had success working with the following special servicers on loan modifications; Argentic, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, CW Capital, Eightfold, Greystone, K-Star, KeyCorp Real Estate Capital Markets, LNR Partners, Inc., Midland Loan Services, Inc., and Rialto.