Bert is a seasoned real estate investment banker, highly skilled in troubled debt restructures, single and bulk asset dispositions, distressed lending, loan originations, structured & DIP financing, and equity sourcing. Bert has extensive experience in underwriting, originating, acquisitions and sourcing commercial loans including experience in hotel financing. He also excels at creative negotiating and complex structuring of loans, restructures of defaulted loans with multiple capital stacks, participant lenders and JV partners. Bert started his career at CIBC in Canada as a financial analyst, then moved to California and was hired by the RTC to liquidate several banks and Savings & Loans, ran Fremont Investment and Loan’’s national distressed and REO platform. Bert was a senior member of iStar Financial New York, prior to joining Atlas Capital Advisors as managing principal where all debt and equity transactions are powered by StackSource. Bert holds an MBA – Structured Finance, is a California Real Estate Broker, a Counselor of Real Estate, member of The Risk Management Association, The Turnaround Management Association, California Receiver's Forum, and the Commercial Committee Southland Regional Association of Realtors.