MEET OUR SPONSOR: HARTMAN SIMONS & WOOD
We also caught up with event sponsor Hartman Simons & Wood. Though known nationally for its retail real estate prowess, the firm also offers full-service real estate services for all types of commercial properties, Charlie Brake and Gil Burstiner tell us. ?We are a commercial real estate firm. That's what we do. If you have a piece of commercial real estate—no matter what you want to do—we can assist with that,? Gil says. A particular area of strength in today's market, Charlie tells us, is helping buyers acquire assets from banks—not just REO but the commercial paper behind the deals, too. ?We know the process of buying these assets because we handle the same process for our lender clients. We know how to ultimately get to the property.? Another great reason to look to Hartman Simons: they don't carry the overhead of large firms, meaning they provide sophisticated real estate work for much less (and these days, for many clients, that's really the bottom line).