Mr. Birdsey, President and CEO of The Birdsey Group, LLC, has over 22 years experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry. Prior to establishing Birdsey Group, he was the Senior Managing Director – Capital Markets, and Managing Director – Real Estate Advisory Group for GMACCM/MortgageRamp. He also spent five years as Director of Real Estate with Univest Financial Services, LLC, an international CRE financial services firm. Prior to joining Univest he worked as a senior commercial real estate appraiser with several firms including US Realty Associates and Everson, Huber and Driggers, LLC.
Mr. Birdsey’s specific work history includes directing the real estate consulting effort for loan portfolio securitizations totaling over 4,000 properties with over $25 billion in loan value. He has been responsible for all real estate analysis for many seasoned portfolio CMBS transactions and B piece acquisitions for clients such as Blackrock Capital/UBS, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, Protective Life Insurance, Credit Suisse First Boston, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Midland, JER Investors Trust, Ocwen Financial Corporation and many others. He holds a Bachelors degree from Mercer University and studied management and real estate at Regent College in London England. Mr. Birdsey is a past associate member and former President of the Associate Leadership Committee of the Appraisal Institute. He is also a member of the CRE Finance Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and REGA.