Gary Bechtel leads the Oak Real Estate Partners’ investment management leadership team and has direct oversight of all loan portfolios and operations. The Michigan-based firm manages a vertically integrated, small-balance sheet credit strategy that targets short duration commercial mortgage assets secured in a first lien position by income-producing properties.
Gary’s career spans 35 years and encompasses involvement in all aspects of the commercial real estate finance industry, as a lender and as an intermediary, including the origination, underwriting, structuring, placement and closing of more than $10 billion in commercial debt transactions, utilizing various debt structures which have included permanent, bridge, equity, mezzanine, and construction on transactions of $1 million to $250 million.
He concurrently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Red Oak Capital Holdings, LLC, a family of commercial real estate finance and investment companies that primarily cater to investors within the Broker-Dealer and RIA channels. The national commercial real estate firm provides commercial real estate lending, servicing, workout, and turnaround products and services.