Mr. Michael Katz has been actively providing mortgage banking services for his clients since 1988. His portfolio of financed transactions includes over $3 billion in funded loans and equity investments that represent the entire spectrum of commercial real estate assets.
Prior to merging his firm, Pacific Capital Partners with Peak in 2010, Mr. Katz was a principal and managing member of Center Financial. During his tenure at Center Financial, Mr. Katz directed the origination team and was responsible for developing a nationwide origination platform for all types of commercial property, including acquisition and development projects, joint ventures, preferred equity, conventional senior and bridge debt and construction projects.
In addition to Katz’s mortgage banking business, he has been instrumental in site selection, entitlement processing and pre-development consulting for hotel, retail, senior housing and multi-family projects throughout California over the past 20 years. Mr. Katz is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and has been a guest lecturer for the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Studies.