Paul Cronin joins LDCRE as a Managing Partner and Head of Capital Markets

Paul Cronin: LDCRE Head of Capital Markets

LDCRE is excited to welcome Paul Cronin to join its growing Commercial Real Estate MarketPlace. “Paul’s experience and thought process are a unique blend of entrepreneurial with formal lending experience from some of the top banks. It’s hard to find people that have that blend they are either one or the other, said Brendan Hotchkiss LDCRE CEO.

LDCRE streamlines commercial real estate acquisitions and financing via its MarketPlace which hosts over $1 Trillion in “for sale” Commercial Real Estate properties. Over 7,000 brokerage firms submit their listings to LDCRE.

Paul will head LDCRE’s Capital Markets team, which manages lender relationships, identifying new credit/investment opportunities, and transaction management on all financing engagements.

Most recently Paul was Executive Vice President and Head of Asset Based Lending & Restructuring at Santander Bank. Paul has held senior positions at Key Bank, First Niagara Financial Group, HSBC Bank, RBS Citizens, ABN AMRO Bank/LaSalle Bank, KPMG and EMO Oil. 

Education: Paul has a Masters in Finance from University College Dublin, D.P.A. Accounting & Finance from University College Dublin, and B.Comm, Finance from University College Dublin.

2019 NNN Forecast

Contributing Author: Sean O’Shea

As many much smarter ‘guys’ than me (and smarter women, too) are reviewing the last year; and struggling with Forecasts for 2019, at this time, there has been a lot of discussion about Fed Policy on rates and their impact.

Bloomberg had a recent interview with the legendary hedge fund and financial advisor, Stanley Druckenmiller, who was reviewing the last ten year era; and he was critical, then, (2009); and now, (2019) regarding rates and the liquidity implications of the unwinding of QE policies.

We think some useful language, is to characterize ‘asset bubbles’ or the asset inflation that these policies may have created as a real thing. Actually, many are referring to this period as the ‘Bernanke-Yellen Asset Inflation’ period.  

Continue reading 2019 NNN Forecast

LDCRE’s Roundtable Discussion on 2018 CRE State of the Market with Jeff Rowlett, Sean Lyons, and Nick Miner

Say I inherit $25,000,000 and it has to be invested in Commercial Real Estate before the close of 2018; where should I invest in Commercial Real Estate?

LDCRE conducts a Roundtable discussion on the commercial real estate state of the market with three leading commercial real estate brokers, all of whom are all in the trenches every day. Nick Miner,CCIM is Senior Vice President at ORION Investment Real Estate, Sean Lyons is a Founding Partner at Triad Real Estate Partners, and Jeff Rowlett is a leading Investment Advisor at Marcus & Millichap serving private capital investors in Chicago, Milwaukee and nationwide. Continue reading LDCRE’s Roundtable Discussion on 2018 CRE State of the Market with Jeff Rowlett, Sean Lyons, and Nick Miner

Spotlight Interview: Mike Marmis, Managing Director YAM Capital


Mike Marmis is the Managing Director of YAM Capital, a Commercial Real Estate bridge lender. YAM Capital is a privately held bridge lending firm with a focus on lending to Arizona Commercial Real Estate. It offers structured and funded bridge loans from $2M to $50MM and prides itself in expediency and certainty of execution. YAM Capital is part of American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parson’s YAM Worldwide group of companies.


LD: What career path did you want to take when you were in college?

MM: My dad was in Real Estate Development so I was always interested in that industry, but I thought my career would take a bit of a different path and after Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Mike Marmis, Managing Director YAM Capital

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