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October 11, 2016 | Matt Burk

For more than 15 years now, I have attempted to identify and articulate Fairway America’s core values – a set of shared principals and beliefs that drive our behaviors and shape our organization. I cannot remember where I was first...

Public Relations
July 5, 2016 | Matt Burk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fairway America announced today that five SBRE entrepreneurs have been chosen to present at its upcoming CapitalFlow Conference in Portland OR on July 29th, 2016.

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Blog
June 22, 2016 | Matt Burk

There are a lot of great things about Small Balance Real Estate (SBRE) funds. A well-conceived and well-run fund can produce attractive risk adjusted returns completely non-correlated to the broader equity markets. They can produce...

Public Relations
June 7, 2016 | Matt Burk

PORTLAND, OREGON (PRWEB) JUNE 07, 2016

Fairway America, LLC (“Fairway”), a Portland OR based real estate asset and finance advisory and investment firm, announced today that its client, Elevate Private Capital (“Elevate”)...

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May 25, 2016 | Matt Burk

In July of 2014 on our flight home to Portland from an east coast family office conference, a conference like so many others with which we were utterly disillusioned and disappointed, Darris Cassidy and I wondered aloud why there wasn’t...

Fairway America Creates Breakthrough for Investors to Use Traditional Investment Accounts to Invest in Alternatives
Public Relations
May 3, 2016 | MC Rydzewski

Fairway America, LLC (“Fairway”) announced today that it has received approval from the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (“DTCC”), the largest provider of clearing and settlement services to financial markets in the world...

The SBRE Vision
Blog
April 28, 2016 | Matt Burk

Creative destruction is alive and well. Technology combined with the entrepreneurial spirit is transforming entire industries. There are some very obvious examples – Uber in transportation, Airbnb in hospitality, Tesla in automobiles,...

Public Relations
April 26, 2016 | MC Rydzewski

Eighteen presenting SBRE entrepreneurs from around the United States with total offerings of more than $1 Billion will gather together with more than 130 investor attendees on May 18-20...

Small Balance Real Estate Funds—Structure Matters
Blog
March 30, 2016 | Matt Burk

This week’s blog is another excerpt from my upcoming book, “Capital Attraction: The Small Balance Real Estate Entrepreneur’s Essential Guide to Raising Capital”, which will be available on April 17th. This particular excerpt...

What is an SBRE Entrepreneur?
Blog
March 17, 2016 | Matt Burk

In about 30 days, I will be releasing my first book called “Capital Attraction: The Small Balance Real Estate Entrepreneur’s Essential Guide to Raising Capital”. The next few blogs will be excerpts (or very close to excerpts) from that...

How Important is “Skin in the Game”?
Blog
March 7, 2016 | Matt Burk

One of the most common questions I get asked in various forms from both SBRE entrepreneurs and investors is about the idea of “skin in the game”. Investors will frequently ask a fund manager or syndicator (let’s call them “Sponsors” for...

SBRE Entrepreneurs and Wall Street – Oil and Water
Blog
February 17, 2016 | Matt Burk

Not long ago, I was talking to one of our good clients who was telling me about a meeting he had just had with someone from one of the best-known investment banking firms in the country. His Small Balance Real Estate (SBRE) fund was way...

The Capital Structure Progression of SBRE Entrepreneurs
Blog
February 2, 2016 | Matt Burk

SBRE entrepreneurs come from various places. If you are one, you may have worked as or for a mortgage broker, real estate lender, developer, builder, loan servicing shop, attorney, and/or in many other environments in and around the...

RIAs and Alternative Investments - Belief vs. Actuality
Blog
January 27, 2016 | Matt Burk

At one point or another, almost all the Small Balance Real Estate (“SBRE”) entrepreneurs I meet, coach, advise, and/or invest in ask me what I think about raising capital from financial planners, wealth managers, or Registered...

Small Balance Real Estate – 2015 Reflections
Blog
December 30, 2015 | Matt Burk

Working on plans for a new year and reviewing performance from the past one often puts me into a reflective mood, which I can be prone to by temperament anyway. Something about the time of year, the turning of the calendar, and perhaps...

SBRE Entrepreneurs vs. Institutional Capital – David and Goliath?
Blog
December 8, 2015 | Matt Burk

One of the most interesting yet frustrating aspects of the real estate investment world to me is the uneasy and challenging relationship between non-institutional and institutional players, between small balance real estate...

Fairway America’s Client Voyager Pacific Capital Management, LLC Launches Its Second Small Balance Real Estate Asset Based Fund, Voyager Pacific Opportunity Fund II, LLC
Public Relations
November 23, 2015 | MC Rydzewski

Voyager’s second fund seeks to raise up to $100,000,000 for unique SBRE opportunities around the United States

Fairway America, LLC (“Fairway”), a Portland OR based real estate asset and finance advisory and investment firm,...

The SBRE Investor Continuum
Blog
November 20, 2015 | Matt Burk

There are a large number of real estate asset based funds out there, the vast majority of which are small balance real estate (SBRE) funds, attempting to raise capital from investors. The mainstream media and most industry publications...

SBRE Funds - Does Size Matter?
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November 6, 2015 | Matt Burk

I read an interesting article today called “Does small equal beautiful in private equity”? In it, the author attempts to address the general tendency of investors (and humans in general) to focus on size as a measure of worth, value,...

SBRE Investment Summit | Dallas, TX | Presenters
Public Relations
October 27, 2015 | MC Rydzewski

With over $1 Billion in Collective Offerings Presented, the SBRE INVESTMENT SUMMIT DALLAS FEATURED TALENTED SBRE FUND MANAGERS, OCTOBER 15th-17th IN DALLAS

The third ...

Lessons on Leadership:  My Evening with President Bush
Blog
October 21, 2015 | Matt Burk

Last Friday night on the final evening of our third Small Balance Real Estate Summit, in Dallas Texas, I had the unique privilege to meet and interview former President of the United States, George W. Bush. Just prior to going to stage...

THE UBIQUITY OF SBRE ENTREPRENEURS
Blog
September 24, 2015 | Matt Burk

As we approach our 3rd Small Balance Real Estate Investment Summit (coming up October 15-16 in Dallas TX), I am actively working with many fund managers and investors on many levels and many fronts. From discussions with...

SBRE Investment Summit | Dallas, TX | October 15th-17th
Public Relations
September 17, 2015 | Matt Burk

The SBRE INVESTMENT SUMMIT DALLAS TO FEATURE TALENTED SBRE FUND MANAGERS, OCTOBER 15th-17th IN DALLAS

Newly added presenters include Greg Hughes (Founder & CEO of Hughes Private...

Should I Start My Own Fund?
Blog
September 10, 2015 | Matt Burk

For some reason, running a pooled investment fund seems to have a great deal of appeal to many a would-be manager. I am continually amazed at the number of people I meet who seem to at least contemplate starting their own fund. One...

SBRE Investment Summit | Dallas, TX | October 15th-17th
Public Relations
September 3, 2015 | Matt Burk

Fairway America and SBREfunds.com announced the initial round of small balance real estate fund managers who will present information about their funds at the SBRE Investment Summit in Dallas, Texas, October 15th-17th, 2015.

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