Sabal Financial Group, L.P., Appoints Former Lehman Brothers Veteran to Manage New York Office

Sabal Financial Group, L.P., Appoints Former Lehman Brothers Veteran to Manage 
New York Office 
Marguerite (Midge) Brogan to Head Business Development for Sabal
Commercial Advisors 
NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/13 --  Sabal Financial
Group, L.P., a privately held diversified financial services firm
specializing in real estate, lending, and banking, announced the
appointment of Marguerite ("Midge") Brogan as Managing Director in
New York. Brogan will manage business development efforts and assist
with the firm's commercial real estate loan transaction services
business, growing Sabal's loan origination underwriting, and
re-underwriting platform. Brogan will also support business
development for the diversified firm's complementary investments,
finance, and servicing business lines.  
"Midge Brogan's new role underscores our commitment to expand key
growth businesses for Sabal Financial Group," said Pat Jackson,
Founder and CEO of the firm. "Midge's national and international
experience in finance and real estate parallels our businesses and
growth targets and her long-term relationships in the region are
demonstrated in her recognizable track record, making her an ideal
fit for Sabal." 
Brogan joins Sabal Financial Group from Park Praedium, an independent
real estate advisory firm she founded and led, providing advisory
services to investors, lenders, and borrowers in commercial real
estate workouts. While creating workout strategies and sourcing and
structuring transactions, Brogan personally managed the bidding
process for investors.  
Prior to her role at Park Praedium, the most significant span of
Brogan's career was spent at Lehman Brothers, most recently as a
Managing Director in the Global Real Estate Group. During her 17-year
tenure at Lehman Brothers, Brogan was directly responsible for more
than $5 billion in origination of senior debt, mezzanine debt, equity
investments, and the acquisition of third party whole loans. As a
Deal Manager, she originated senior and mezzanine loans as well as
equity investments for the acquisition, redevelopment, and
construction of all types across the United States. As the Head of
the Loan Acquisitions Group, Brogan managed all aspects of the
business where she directed due diligence, formulated bids, closed
sactions and actively managed resolutions. As Co-Head of Lehman
Brothers Bank Capital Crossing Division, Brogan was responsible for
$1 billion portfolio of small balance commercial real estate loans. 
Brogan's skillset and experience demonstrate a myriad of aptitudes;
however, she is best known for her expertise in opportunistic
investing and strategic workouts as well as extensive knowledge and
experience with distressed commercial real estate assets. Brogan
lived and worked in Germany and more recently, while at Lehman
Brothers, worked on transactions in Paris and in London.  
As a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREFC) High-Yield
Steering Committee, Brogan works with a variety of national players
routinely and seeks to give back as a mentor with W/X New York Women
Executives in Real Estate, an organization for senior level women in
real estate. Brogan obtained her bachelor's degree in Business
Management from Boston College, and her MBA in Finance and Real
Estate from George Washington University.  
About Sabal Financial Group:
 Sabal Financial Group, L.P., is an
international diversified financial services firm specializing in
real estate, banking and lending. The firm's flagship business has
established a strong foothold in the distressed debt arena, bringing
$6 billion in real estate and land assets under management since the
firm's inception in 2009. Sabal operates a number of complementary
businesses including: Sabal Commercial Lending, a non-regulated debt
provider offering acquisition, development and construction loans to
established residential builders coast to coast and commercial bridge
loans to reputable real estate investors and owners; Sabal Commercial
Advisors, a national transaction support services provider to
investors and originators; the Sabal Bank Credit Advisory Practice,
an advisor and M&A specialist serving commercial and investment banks
with unbiased third-party credit portfolio risk and capital
performance assessments; and Sabal Third Party Servicing, a primary
servicer, special servicer, and construction loan administrator
operating nationwide. Sabal Third Party Servicing is rated by Fitch
and Morningstar. 
Sabal Financial Group is headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, with
locations in London, UK, New York and Pasadena.  
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