Executive Vice President
With over 20 years experience, MJ leads the origination team at Bellwether Enterprise and specializes in arranging financing for Manufactured Home Communities nationally, as well as for multifamily and all commercial real estate asset classes in the Mountain Region. MJ joined Bellwether Enterprise in late 2015 with the goal of building and increasing the flow of Manufactured Housing Community (MHC) financing within the organization and has closed over $3 billion in loans over more than 200 transactions since his arrival. MJ and his team are now considered one of the top MHC originations groups in the country being the largest producer of MHC loans for Fannie Mae in 2022 and a Top 5 producer of agency loans for MHC for one or both of the agencies, nationally, over the past four years. MJ and his team specialize in high service, client-side representation and he uses his prior experience as an operator to help guide others through the lending process through the lens of an owner.
Prior to joining BWE in 2015, MJ had a long career on the Sponsor side of the real estate business. He grew up in the MHC industry with his family’s business (Colorado Real Estate and Investment Company) and then returned to recapitalize and reorganize the business during the Great Recession of 2008/2009. He also rebranded the company to Ascentia Real Estate Investment Company and served as its Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management where he completed nearly $400 million in real estate transactions including a $145 million, 32-property debt facility in July of 2015. Before that, MJ worked as Acquisitions and Asset Management Analyst at ScanlanKemperBard Companies in Portland, Oregon, and for Affordable Residential Communities in Denver where he underwrote and helped close office, retail and industrial transactions as well as manufactured housing communities. His knowledge of the Sponsor side allows him to be an ideal advocate for those seeking the most efficient and effective options for capitalizing their business.
MJ is a graduate of University of Portland and holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurial Finance. Additionally, MJ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Colorado State University.