Mansfield Equities is a Los Angeles based real estate capital advisory firm. We offer a wide variety of solutions for financing commercial real estate projects, including debt and mezzanine financing, preferred and joint venture equity, sponsor equity, and investment sales. Mansfield is highly regarded in the industry for its ingenuity, creativity, and advocacy on behalf of its clients.
A third-generation real-estate entrepreneur, Philip Cohen founded Mansfield Equities in Los Angeles in 2006. His vision was to create an agile firm that could serve as an in-house finance team for the many developers he worked with.
Initially focused on new construction and acquisition projects, Cohen realized there was a tremendous demand to refinance property and place preferred and joint venture equity as clients needed trusted advice about their entire capital stack.
After the collapse of the financial and commercial backed securities markets (CMBS) in 2008-2009, longstanding client relationships went by the wayside throughout the industry as competitors continued to undercut each other.
In response, Mansfield founded the Real Estate Capital Alliance (RECA), a network of boutique advisory firms in Southern, California. RECA’s mission is to leverage the relationships, experience and daily interactions in the capital markets of a larger group of advisors. This not only ensures that the clients of each company are securing access to the best possible capital in the market, but builds stronger relationships with the capital providers, increasing the certainty of execution.
The idea quickly caught on.
Since its founding, RECA has grown to more than 65 originators in 15 major markets around the country, and has arranged over $25 billion in debt and $2 billion in equity. With a national database of lenders and equity providers, money comes in from Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Dallas, and more. Mansfield and other RECA members can react very quickly to clients’ needs and provide them with access debt/equity solutions in all markets.
In 2016, Mansfield joined yet a similar national network called Commercial Finance Broker Network (CFBN), which now has two dozen member firms in 25 major markets across the U.S. CFBN members’ expertise runs across the spectrum of commercial real estate finance including arranging senior secured debt, mezzanine debt, preferred equity, and joint venture equity.
Together, RECA and CFBN closed over 2019 close over $8 Billion of debt/equity. Thanks to its networks, Mansfield finds can avail its clients of like-minded partners in every major market in the U.S.
Thanks to the CFBN network, Mansfield can avail its clients of like-minded partners in every major market in the U.S.
From its humble beginning, Mansfield has expanded its Los Angeles headquarters while opening up new offices in Miami 2021 and San Francisco 2019.
In the decade and a half since Mansfield’s founding, the commercial real estate industry has seen profound changes. While the firm has grown tremendously over that time, one thing remains constant--our culture. We remain intensely client-focused with creative solutions to find the quickest and most efficient capital stack for any deal.
Unlike larger firms in which there are multiple handoffs and points of contact throughout a deal, Mansfield’s originators remain intimately involved in the loan process from the initial meeting with clients until final closing. We have never lost sight of the fact that brokering capital is a high-touch people business—it’s not an algorithm. We remain on call 24/6 (we take Saturday off) whenever our clients need us.
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WHEN IT COMES TO REAL ESTATE FINANCING...
Mansfield closes more than 90% of transactions we take the capital markets thanks to our exclusive deliverability, certainty of execution and a proven process.
Clients consistently return to Mansfield to access our expertise for all of their financing requirements while capital providers rely on our thoroughness, our control of transactions and most importantly, our integrity.
Transaction volume translates into knowledge.
With knowledge comes certainty. Mansfield is one of the top producing financial intermediaries in the nation, your transactions benefit from the experience gained only through closing a substantial number of complex assignments.
Mansfield does not act as a correspondent agent for any capital providers and our firm is completely neutral about where a transaction is placed. Our only objective is to secure the best possible financing solution for you at the lowest cost of capital.
YOU’VE GOT OPTIONS
Mansfield’s entirely in-house team can finance any size real estate capital projects you have in mind: Retail, Office, Multifamily, Industrial. Whether an assignment is ground-up construction, acquisition financing or capitalizing an entire transaction, Mansfield will solve your capital requirement needs.
Mansfield Equities, through its relationships with a variety of leading lending sources, can offer a whole host of financing alternatives:
- Student Housing
- Mobile Home Parks
- Assisted Living