CRE Capital, Inc.

1777 North California Blvd., #300

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

fax 925-256-8600





CRE Capital, Inc. Co-Brokers Note Purchase of 1111 Civic Office Building in Walnut Creek, CA

Walnut Creek, CA
April 2, 2010

CRE Capital today announced the closing of the note purchase of the 1111 Civic Office Building in Walnut Creek. This 75,000 s.f. building is strategically located in the downtown area of Walnut Creek and close to the Walnut Creek BART Station. This building had been converted to condominiums and about 15,000 s.f. of condominium units were sold at the time the note was purchased. The buyer purchased the note from a group of 3 banks headed by Fremont Bank. The buyer subsequently foreclosed on the property one day after purchasing the note. The buyer ultimately sold the property to Mechanics Bank who will be occupying the space for their continuing operations. The purchase was unique as several issues had to be overcome. This was a broken condominium project so the buyer was not buying the entire building. The lenders in the selling group had different motivations and one of the lenders was taken over by the FDIC during the sales process. This was a note purchase and there was also a concern the seller could declare bankruptcy so a fast foreclosure on the real estate was critical. The buyer had been familiar with the property over a long period and their intimate understanding of the building was critical in completing the transaction. CRE Capital, Inc. co-brokered the transaction with Kevin Herman of Herman Commercial Real Estate in Walnut Creek. Tom Dewar represented CRE Capital, Inc. in the transaction.

About CRE Capital, Inc.

CRE Capital is a commercial mortgage brokerage firm founded to provide the best experience possible for owners financing their commercial properties. CRE Capital works to find the best financing available, close that financing in the shortest time possible, and insure the loan closes on the same terms as in the application. CRE Capital provides owners value by saving money, time and energy using the industries best tools and focusing completely on closing on time, on budget and on the best terms.

The company was an early adaptor of the internet as a tool to solve problems borrowers often face when hiring a broker. The broker's traditional role as intermediary often leads to frustration as borrowers struggle to determine what is best for them. CRE Capital removes the stress by representing borrowers and making the process transparent. The delivery system is award winning software developed by CRE Capital to open and to automate the financing process. The increased efficiency allows CRE Capital to manage more lender relationships, obtain better financing, and close faster with fewer problems.

Award Winning Software

RealComm awarded CRE Capital, Inc. the 2003 Digie Award Winner for Commercial Lending.  CRE Capital received the award for the best use of the internet.  Each year, Realcomm recognizes the leaders and innovators in the Commercial Real Estate industry who are maximizing the use of technology and automation in their businesses.  Other 2003 award winners included Equity Office, Lincoln Property Company and Sperry Van Ness.

For More Information Contact:

Tom Dewar