Tempo Capital Group Highland Park, Illinois
Michael Berke is the Founder of Tempo Capital Group, a Chicago based real estate financing firm specializing in the homebuilding industry. Michael provides builders & residential land developers access to capital for their projects nationally. Tempo offers a variety of cutting edge financing solutions including debt, mezzanine debt, preferred equity and JV equity. When builders & developers engage Michael, a large network of industry specific capital opens up for them as well as expert advisory services. Michael set out to create a platform with the idea of cultivating the best sources of capital in the housing industry. Prior to Tempo, he was a builder & developer for 18 years, developing subdivisions and projects in the Chicago area. He also was the CFO of a regional homebuilding company, and began his career as a financial analyst for one of Chicago’s largest banking groups. Michael’s unique background, and ability to think like a builder/developer, separates him from others in financing. He understands: 1) how best to position projects for approvals & funding, 2) how to negotiate and obtain the most beneficial overall financial package, 3) ways to protect downside risk, and 4) steps necessary to close complex transactions. His tenured relationships, industry expertise, as well as his constant pursuit of new, innovative, industry specific capital, gives Tempo Capital a competitive edge.
Where you can find Michael Berke during IBS:
Concept to Lease-Up: A Blueprint for Making Built-for-Rent Work for Your Business