About Michael Lewis Group Services

The Michael Lewis Group has long relationships with a great many life companies, several CMBS platforms, many hedge funds, pension funds as well as local, regional and national banks.
 
As Senior Shift Manager of Aircraft Maintenance at Newark International Airport in the 1980's Michael Lewis Sr learned who the lenders and lessors were in the commercial airline, aircraft and associated parts business.
 
After the airline industry he worked in the asset recovery sector working with many Fortune 100 / 500 companies in the USA and international organizations with locations in Canada. It was during this period that relationships with property leasing and finance companies as well as end users were initiated, such as GECC, Syscomp Leasing, Northern Telecomm, Ciba Geigy, AT&T / Bell Communications Research, Nabisco, Hoffmann-La Roche, DEC, IBM, HP, Merrill Lynch, and a myriad of others.
 
In the early 90s we were using private money to fund ISPs when the internet was in its' infancy, and commercial real estate in general.
 
Over time we've built a sizable stable of lenders for most genres of commercial real estate and business financing.
 
Other funding groups we work with are comprised of private equity firms, banks, trusts, real estate investments firms, family offices and venture capital firms. The Michael Lewis Group introduces those in need of funding to entities best suited to the proposed project. Our affiliates have all forms of debt/ equity programs for most commercial real estate.
 
There are many individuals who will only deal with the principal lender and won't deal with referral agents or "brokers". What these people don't realize is many of the least expensive, low interest rates cannot be obtained without dealing through referral agents that have direct ties to lenders that have the best rates. They end up paying more because they aren't knowledgeable as to how certain portfolio managers work: IE- through affiliates ONLY.

Once a project is matched, the principal of the project (seeking funding) can deal directly with the principal of the funding firm that has shown interest in the funding opportunity, the direct source that makes a decision on your investment opportunity.

If you are seeking funding, please feel free to submit your project details.

The most important items to send for a purchase / acquisition loan are as follows:
 
Property Type
Property Location
Purchase Price
Down Payment Amount
 
Confidentiality is extremely important to us and our clients.
 
To initiate the process:
 
Please email answers to the above 4 questions and an executive summary, a brief outline of your project and the amount requested. If we feel we may be of assistance, we will supply you with our very reasonable service fee agreement, payable only when your project is funded, and a request for a more detailed outline of your project and all associated documents.
 
If you require a non-disclosure agreement for technology related projects we will execute one that you supply with your basic first contact information.  Contact us.
 
The normal acquisition loan process takes anywhere from 60 to 90 days. Hard money is faster. For general loan types, sample parameters, loan documents required and approximate time to close please visit the LOAN FORMS page.

No deal brokers, please. We do work with commercial real estate brokers and principal representatives.
 
Real estate brokers seeking funding for their own real estate development, acquisition or rehabilitation projects are welcome.
 
Required initial information and documents:  
 
-Principal's full name: First, Middle, Last
-Telephone: Office / Cell, email, fax, website if applicable
-Address: Street,city,state,zip
-Company name & legal form (Corp, LLC ,etc.)
-Funding amount requested
-Down payment amount
-Property type
-Property location
-Executive summary, brief overview
 ( all other project documents will be requested after initial review and expressed interest ).

-List of present lenders and those approached though declined for funding - both public banks and private lenders.
( Because our funding groups fund many of these entities ).
 
Additional documentation will be required once your project is accepted for consideration.
 
Reasonable rates. We want you to succeed. Additional business development and support services available.
 
There are no up front fees for many of these loans.  (Normative lender closing fees will be applicable).
 
Our success fee for facilitating your loan request is never more than the low rate of 1% for loans over $3mm
 
 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!



Past Commercial Real Estate and Asset Recovery Clients

219 Market Railway Company
ADCS
Accurite Lock
A.W. Fenton 
Abacus
Abbott Laboratories
Able Microsystems
Acculex
ACME Brick
Advo Systems Inc
Aero & Naval Systems Ocean Systems Operations
ALCOA
ALCOA Davenport
ALCOA Warwick
ALCOA Investment Recovery
Allied Signal Corp
ALLTEL Telco
American Computer Hardware Corp
American Edwards Labs
American Express
Ameritech
Amperif Services
Ampicon Financial
Anevene Electric
Appalachian State University
Arrow Computers Inc
AT&T Repair Services
AT&T Bell Labs
AT&T Capital Services Corp
AT&T Computer Systems
AT&T Credit Corp
AT&T Gilford Ctr
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R.R.
Autographics Inc.
Automated Accounting Services
Automation Inc
B&B Cable Inc
BASF
Back Up Recovery
Bank One Leasing Corp
Bankers Life of Nebraska
Banner Aircraft Intl Inc
BASF-ML1
Bassets Walker Inc
Bay State Computers Inc
Bell Atlantic Tricon
Bell Communications Research
Bell Telephone Labs
C.A.A. International
C.I.L. Corp
California Federal Savings
Canada Lease
Canon Financial Services Inc
Canon Computer Systems
Capital Credit Corp
Carnival Cruise Lines
Carol Cable Company
Carrier Corp
Cheyney University of PA
Chromocraft
Chrysler Systems Leasing
Ciba-Geigy Corp
Circle K Corp
Cisar Insurance
City of Colorado Springs
City of Salem Massachusetts
Co-Operative Computer Center
Cochrane Furniture
Commerce General Corp
Computer Intelligence
Computer Media Inc
Consolidated Papers Inc
Consolidated Plastics Co Inc
Continental Grain Computer
Corporate Leasing
Crane Carrier Co
CSI Service Inc
Cummins Southern Plains
Datascope of Canada LTD
DATASERVICES
Dezurik
Digitech Information
Dow Jones
Dow Jones Telerate
Dowty RFL Industries
Dural Inc
Eagle Pitcher Industries
Electronics World
Epson America
Eversman Manufacturing
Exxon Resarch and Engineering
Finova
First Federal of Michigan
First Nationwide Savings
Ford New Holland Inc
Foster Farms
G&H Service Inc
G.E.C. Marconi Systems
Gateway Financial
GE Capital Corp
GE Capital Credit
Georgia Pacific Atlanta
Granada Computer Svcs Inc
Grayson Governmental Data Center
GTE North Inc
Guilford Center E1025
Gulf Canada Resources LTD
Halifax Engineering
Harold Gabriel Corp
Harte Hanks of Colorado
Hawaii Impulse Systems
Heartland Hospital East
Herron Testing Labs Inc
Hoffers Data Processing
Hollytex Carpet Mills
I/O Magnetics
IBM
Impact Computer Systems
Indiana Bell
Intelligent Financial Corp
Interstate Drug Exchange
Investment Recovery
Internal Revenue Service
James River Corp
Jewelmont Corp
KPL Gas Service
Kanter Corp
Kearfott Guidance & Navigation
Key Plan Industries
King Bearing Inc
KTA Communications Inc
Lady Ester Lingerie Corp
Leads & Northrup
Leasing Sources Inc
Lloyd Mason Svcs
Lockheed Missiles & Space Corp
Logical Solutions
Lord Corporation
Lortel Theatre
Lykes Cartage
M A S Inc Distribution Ctr
M-Tech Corp
Major Computer Inc
MAPCO Inc
Maryland University Purchasing Dept
Mastland Industries
Mayer Electric
Mcloone Metal Graphics
Merrimac Industries
MESA Limited Partnership
Metropolitan separate school board
Metropolitan vacuum cleaner corp
Miami Carey Corp
Micrel Inc
Micro Shop Inc – Cardamation Co Inc
Mid-America Computing
Mississippi State University
Misso SVCS Corp
Monmouth College
MRC Advanced Materials
Mt Sanai Hospital
National City Bank
National Data Corporation
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp
Norcrest China Co
Norden Systems Inc
Northstar Matrix Service
Occidental Chemical Corp
Ocean County College
Ohio Valley Building Products Inc
Olflex Wire & Cable
Ontario Hydro
Ontario Hydro Investment Recovery
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp
Panhandle Eastern Pipeline
Parisian Inc
Peacock Inc
Puget Sound Power & Light
Peidmont Aviation Inc
Pepsi Cola Inc
Perdue Frederick Co
Performa Inc
Peripheral Mart
Petersen Publishing Corp
Petro Canada Inc Materials Management
Petroleum Marketing Inc
Phillips Petroleum Corp
Phoenix Leasing
Pierce County Data Processing
Poloroid Corp
Pre-Check
Purolator Courier
Quill Corp
Radio Multiplex Microwave
Radix Inc
RB Associates
Residual Material Inc
Roche Biomedical Labs
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rockefeller Foundation
ROH Western Electric
S.D. Leasing Inc
Salerno McGowen Biscuit Co
Schering Plough Corp
Schultz-Sav-O
SCT Corp
Sharp Electronics
Shell Oil Co
Siemens Corporate Reseach Center
Sierra Computer Svcs
Sioux Falls Service Center
South African Consulate General – Chicago
Southern Health & Life
Southern Pipe & Supply
Southwestern Bell
Spokane Public Schools Administration Building 
SSC&B Lintas Worldwide
St Paul Computer Ctr
Standard Aero LTD
State Farm Insurance Co
State of Washington
State University of Albany
Stonewall Cable
Sunnen Products Co
Syncor Int'l Corp
System Leasing Corp
Systems One Corp
Systems Peripherals Inc
Systems Services Inc
T.A.B. Service
Tanon Operations
TEC Associates
Technical & Logistical Consulting Inc
Tek-Aids Industries Inc
Telecom Equipment
TELOS Field Engineering Naval Air Devel CTR
Terminal Repair SVC WYSE
Texas Electric Cooperatives
The College Computer Center (CCD)
The Concord Group
The David J Joseph Company
The Eureka Co
Proctor & Gamble Co
Pulitzer Publishing
The Source
TNT Pilot Freight
Transworld Systems Inc
TRW Ross Gear
U.S. Liability Insurance Co

UCC Inspectorate LTD
Ultimate
Union Carbide
Union Electric
Unisys
United Airlines
United Artists Cable Systems (Mich)
United Association of Plumbers
University of Alabama
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Security Insurance
Virginia Electric and Power
Washington Community College
Waukesha Pearce Industries

Waxman Recycling
Western Union
Westinghouse Hanford Co
Weyerhauser Co
Wharton Scool U of PA
Whirlpool Acceptance Corp
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xerox
XL Vision
XS Int'l
Yakima County Data Processing Ctr
Yokogawa Corp



Past Entertainment and Broadcast Industry Clients
Our involvement was in the area of promotion and marketing


Arista
Atlantic
Bad Boy
Beggars
Big3
Capitol
Columbia
Def Jam
Elektra
Extasy
Hollywood
Jive
Lava
Lyric Street
Mammoth
Maverick
MCA
Mercury Nashville
Motown
No Limit
RCA
Reprise
Sony
Top Dog
Transparentmusic
TVT
V2
Universal
Virgin
Warner Bros
Wiley Music
Zomba

Past entertainment artists promoted / accounts serviced

702

504 Boyz

Aaliyah

Aaron Carter

Afroman

Akon

Amy Studt

Anggun

Angie Aparo

AZ

Baby aka The #1 Stunna

Backstreet Boys

Barenaked Ladies

Big Tymers

Billy Currington

Birdman

Black Coffey

Black Eyed Peas

Blade 2

Blaque

Boo & Gotti

Boston

Bowling for Soup

Boyz N Da Hood

Brian McKnight

Britney Spears

Brothermandude

Bryan Adams

Buddy Guy

Bush

Ca$hMoney

Cherry Monroe

Chippendales Dancers

CHOPPA

Christina Aguilera

Collective Soul

Cypress Hill

Da Entourage

Dani Stevenson

Danny Aiello

Dave Hollister

David Banner

Destiny's Child

Diana Krall

Dina Rae

Dirty Americans

Disturbed

DREAM

Elliot Yamin

Elvis Costello

Empire - Soundtrack

Eric Sermon

Erika Jayne

Erykah Badu

Fat Joe

Foo Fighters

Gary Alan

Glen Phillips

Green Day

Groove Armada

Hall & Oates

Hayley Westenra

Hot Boy$

illbreak

India Arie

intangible

Jack Johnson

James Otto

Jamie Cullum

Janes Addiction

Jars of Clay

Jay Z

Jedd Hughes

Jene

Jennifer Love Hewitt ( J Love )

Jermaine Dupri

Jo Dee Messina

John Forte

Julie Roberts

Justin Timberlake

Keith Urban

KEM

Kid Rock

Latif

Lil Bow Wow

Lil' J

Lil' John & the Eastside Boyz

Lil Romeo

Lil Wayne

Little T & One Track Mike

Loon

Lumidee

Malibu's Most Wanted 
Soundtrack

Marcel

Master P

Melanie Durant

Michael Bolton

Michael McDonald

Michael W Smith

Michelle Branch

Mingo Lodge - Big Boss Sausage

Missy Elliott

Moya Brennan

Mr. Cheeks

Murphy Lee

Mystikal

Nappy Roots

NAS

Nate Dogg

Naughty by Nature

Nelly

New No Limit Army

New Order

Nick Lachey

Nina Sky

Nivea

NSYNC

OTEP

P. Diddy

Paradime

Pastor Troy

Philly's Most Wanted

Pitch Black

PRIMEsth

R Kelly

Raphael 
Sadiq

Ray-J

Reveille

Royce Da 5' 9”

Rusted Root

Sevendust

Shania Twain

Shed Seven

Shedaisy

Sheek Louch

Silverchair

Snoop & tha Eastsidaz

Snoop Dogg

Soulidium

Stereomud

Stereophonics

Stevie Wonder

Sun

Svala

Syleena Johnson

Tank

Tantric

Tarralyn Ramsey

Terror Squad

The Bastard Fairies

The Breeders

The Flask

Tim McGraw

Timbaland & Magoo

Toby Keith

Tommy Lee

Trick Daddy

Tweet

Uncle Kracker

V Shape Mind

Willa Ford

Young Rome


 

Hard Money

From 9% - Interest Only w/ balloon
Closings as fast as 10 business days

SBA Loans

Business and property acquisition
for qualified borrowers

PIP Loans for Hospitality

Property Improvement Program loans for Flagged and boutique hotels / motels