Birdsey Property Solutions | About
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12

Years in Service

300

Employees and Contractors

16

States Covered

10000

Properties Serviced

Meet Our Team
Sandford Birdsey

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.

Michael Dougherty

Michael Dougherty, Chief Operating Officer of Birdsey Group, has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry. Before joining Birdsey Group, Michael was Vice President / General Manager of real estate field services for Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS). At Altisource Michael oversaw a portfolio of 50,000 assets leading a group that generated over $300MM in revenue. Prior to ASPS Michael’s 20 year real estate career included management roles at Opus South, the Southeastern operating branch of the Opus Group, a $2.1 billion development and asset management company and Cypress Equities/Staubach Retail Services, a national retail brokerage and development firm specializing in shopping center development and acquisitions. He has also served as a real estate representative for Kmart Corporation, where he managed a portfolio of 340 stores and oversaw the development of 22 new locations, additionally, Dougherty spearheaded Kmart’s international expansion in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Michael has previously sat on the Board of Directors for Heroes and Champions; a non-profit sports and leadership camp for disadvantaged children. Additionally, Dougherty is on the Alumni Board of The Lovett School and previously sat on the House Committee for Cherokee Town Club. Michael holds both a BA and MBA degree from the University of Georgia. Michael holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) certification from the National Board of Realtors and is a member if ICSC, ULI and BOMA.

Reid Schermer

Mr. Schermer serves as the Managing Director of Operations for Birdsey Property Solutions and brings over 15 years of diverse real estate experience to the organization.  Prior to joining Birdsey, Mr. Schermer served as the Senior Manager of Operations for Altisource Portfolio Solutions.  While at Altisource, he oversaw preservation and maintenance activities for over 20,000 Real Estate Owned properties.  Mr. Schermer’s extensive experience in property preservation, GSE servicing, vendor oversight and operational excellence position Birdsey to continue delivering exceptional service to our clients.  Mr. Schermer’s background includes working for the Fortune 500 homebuilder Pulte Homes where he developed thousands of residential lots throughout south west Florida.  His resume includes such communities as VeronaWalk and VillageWalk of Bonita Springs along with winning the prestigious JD Powers award for customer satisfaction in 2005.  During that time Mr. Schermer served on the Collier County Development Services Advisory Council providing valuable input to the Board of County Commissioners.  Mr. Schermer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Florida State University.

History

Founded in 2004, The Birdsey Group, LLC provides financial services and analysis, including commercial and residential real estate loan underwriting, performing and non-performing loan file due diligence, MAI appraisal review and third party management, and more to the real estate investment and finance industries.  When the Atlanta-based company’s scope of work was expanded to include residential inspection and REO property preservation, founding partner Sandford Birdsey opened Birdsey Property Solutions to fill this demand. The Birdsey Companies are a diversified real estate group servicing both the commercial and residential real estate industries. They include The Birdsey Group, LLC, Birdsey Property Solutions, Birdsey Capital Partners and Birdsey Construction.