Mr. Crawford has had involvement with over $6 billion in real estate transactions in his 30-year career, involving all property types, in twenty states in the U.S. With expertise in commercial real estate lending, workouts, and damages, he addresses standards of practice in real estate lending, standards of care in commercial lending, standards for commercial loans, development feasibility, credit workouts, and debt restructuring.
Types of disputes include lender liability, breach of contract, failure to fund, tortious interference, continuing development obligations, and failed construction projects.
In addition to his experiences investing in income properties, both development and acquisition/rehabilitation, Mr. Crawford has had extensive involvement with construction and permanent financing, as well as large multi-bank credit facilities and complex out-of-court restructurings for both large commercial developers and national homebuilders. His experiences also include involvement with capital markets transactions such as: leveraged buy-outs, initial public offerings, private placements of equity and debt (including commercial mortgage backed securities), interest rate hedges/swaps, mergers and acquisitions and commercial paper financing.
Mr. Crawford holds a BBA degree in Economics & Finance from Baylor University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, and has received a number of awards and honors in recognition of his achievements in the real estate industry, including the prestigious CRE designation from The Counselors of Real Estate.