About Michael Linton, Founder of Linton Global Real Estate Team (312) 612-1031 Michael Linton has more than three decades experience in real estate analysis, financial modeling, mortgage banking, due diligence, real estate fund management, construction management and real estate brokerage.
This letter is to express my interest in bringing my years of experience in the real estate industry to your attention in should you have a real estate need. I bring knowledge and expertise to the transaction. Below is my resume.
My background includes more than three decades of service in the real estate and mortgage industries with significant experience in:
• Developing aggressive marketing plans utilizing both print ads as well as online campaigns.
• Negotiating sales contracts to obtain the most favorable terms for my clients, as well as my firms. In addition to the above skills, I can also offer you: • More than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
• Expertise in dealing with banks, title companies, and attorneys.
• My team sold and closed more $60 million dollars of real estate in one year – EXPERIENCE
• Real Estate Fund Management
With the current economic events necessitating the highest standards in your transaction, my extensive experience can help meet those needs. If you find yourself in need of a knowledgeable real estate professional, please give me a call at (312) 612-1031. I would love the opportunity to interview with you. Until then, please bookmark this page so you will have it, should an opportunity arise where my services are needed.
Michael R. Linton
Linton Global Real Estate Team, Founder
South Atlantic Real Estate Group
Linton Global Real Estate Team – Real Estate Management Group, Founder Port Orange, FL 32128 The Linton Global Real Estate Team was formed for the purpose of developing, and operating companies that offer real estate services. The company will seek to acquire and manage high quality real estate assets with the intention of providing participating investors with real estate focused opportunities that combine income, principal investment growth, and elements of capital preservation. The Team currently provides management services to Miami Real Estate Fund, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, and Chicago Real Estate Fund, Inc., an Illinois Corporation. These two companies are Real Estate Fund managers to a series of real estate income funds.
Miami Real Estate Fund, LLC – Founder, Chief Investment Manager Real Estate Fund Manager – Miami, FL April 2014 – Present Miami Real Estate Fund, LLC. (“MREF” or “Fund Manager”), a Florida Limited Liability Company formed in April 2014 that specializes in real estate acquisition and management. The Fund’s primary focus is creating and maintaining investor wealth through local alternative investment strategies. The management team’s collective abilities provide an advantage over investing individually by allowing the Fund to quickly and efficiently address any real estate acquisition and management issues.
Chicago Real Estate Fund, Inc. – Founder, Chief Investment Officer Real Estate Fund Manager – Chicago, IL April 2014 – Present Chicago Real Estate Fund, Inc. (“CREF” or “Fund Manager”), an Illinois Corporation formed in April 2014 that specializes in real estate acquisition and management. The Fund’s primary focus is creating and maintaining investor wealth through local alternative investment strategies. The management team’s collective abilities provide an advantage over investing individually by allowing the Fund to quickly and efficiently address any real estate acquisition and management issues.
Keller Williams Realty Florida Partners – Real Estate Professional, BOLD Graduate Residential Real Estate Brokerage – Port Orange, FL – December 2013 – Present #BOLD Graduate – The KW MAPS BOLD program provided me with models and systems needed to run a highly profitable real estate business. Independent real estate professional responsible for securing listings, the appraisal and marketing of property, and negotiating sales contracts.
RE/MAX – Real Estate Professional Residential Real Estate Brokerage – Daytona Beach Shores, FL – February 2012 – December 2013 Functioned as an independent real estate broker responsible for securing listings, the appraisal and marketing of property, and negotiating sales contracts • Canvassed Daytona Beach and surrounding areas for investment opportunities and performed market research on potential acquisitions and dispositions • Developed and managed marketing programs for listed property (See Computer Skills) • Negotiated sales contracts to obtain the most favorable terms for the client • Created various financial models to analyze commercial development opportunities as well as residential land development opportunities • Prepared broker price opinions for banks and asset management companies
Four Star Homes – Marketing Director / Real Estate Professional Real Estate Corporation with multiple offices in central Florida. Port Orange, FL – February 2010-January 2012 Work with marketing agencies in the development of advertising in print, internet, and other media; provide creative and physical assistance to agents in large promotional and media campaigns. Created and maintained a library of flyers, photos, logos, floor plans and other advertising materials for site distribution as needed.
Majestic Commercial Capital, Inc. – Founder Real Estate Financial Analysis – Port Orange, FL and McHenry, IL – May 2006 – February 2010 Majestic Commercial Capital, Inc. was a full-service company which specialized in creating, developing, and operating companies that offer real estate services. The company will solicit and sell securities in full compliance with state and federal securities laws to attract investors and raise capital in any market environment. The main focus of the company will be the acquisition, ownership and operation of high quality neighborhood and community shopping centers, office buildings and healthcare real estate. Majestic Commercial Capital, Inc. is a successor company of Daytona Property Store. • Develop Private Placement Memorandums and lender/investor packages that outline the development rationale, market fundamentals, and financial returns of various projects for the purpose of raising debt and equity capital
Daytona Property Store, Inc. – Broker/Owner/Co-Founder Residential Real Estate Brokerage – Daytona Beach Shores, FL – June 2004 – May 2006 Functioned as an independent real estate broker responsible for securing listings, the appraisal and marketing of property, and negotiating sales contracts • Canvassed Daytona Beach and surrounding areas for investment opportunities and performed market research on potential acquisitions and dispositions • Listed and sold over $60 million dollars’ worth of properties • Developed and managed marketing programs for listed property (See Computer Skills) • Negotiated sales contracts to obtain the most favorable terms for the client • Prepared broker price opinions for banks and asset management companies
Maranatha Mortgage Corporation – Southeast Regional Manager / Loan Originator Commercial and Residential Mortgage Brokerage – Algonquin, IL – June 2000 – May 2008 Functioned as the Southeast Regional Manager for the Florida office overseeing 11 employees of a licensed correspondent lender with hundreds of loan programs while corresponding with over 70 wholesale lenders. • Originated mortgages for home purchases, refinance, and new home construction • Assemble all required documentation for processing and underwriting on each transaction, and prepare and present all related deal points to Loan Committee when required • Once loans were approved, I was responsible for ordering closing packages, ordering funds for closing and quality control for each loan package for resale into secondary loan market. Work Experience (continued): 1989 – 2000 • Worked as a real estate agent for Century 21, Help-U-Sell, Prudential and RE/MAX • While working as a real estate agent, I also originated loans with McHenry County Mortgage, Newcastle Mortgage and briefly with Power Mortgage and Summit Mortgage (1991 – 2000) • Sales Manager for a 285 Home subdivision with Kimball Hill Homes (1996 -1998)
Investment Banking and Financial Modeling Education: Real Estate & REIT Modeling Financial Modeling Training Program • Completed real estate development model for office complex, with waterfall returns modeled for multiple equity investor classes and different developer promote levels • Built model for hotel renovation and created sensitivity tables to determine optimal level of renovation funding, relative to potential upside in IRR • Created 3-statement projection model over 5 years for Avalon Bay [AVB], leading residential REIT; based model on segment-by-segment buildup for same-store, development/redevelopment, acquisitions, and dispositions • Valued Avalon Bay [AVB] using public comps and precedent transactions and metrics and multiples such as FFO and AFFO, as well as Net Asset Value (NAV) model; also completed Levered DCF and Dividend Discount Model, and learned concept behind Replacement Value methodology Awarded Real Estate & REIT Modeling Certification by passing with score above 90%
Excellence with Excel Financial Modeling Training Program • Completed case studies based on Wal-Mart operating model and valuation and customer / sales rep due diligence data • Learned key Excel shortcuts and features for navigation, formatting, formulas, and graphs and charts; fixed errors in case study practice files and added new features such as sensitivity tables and dynamic charts • Mastered financial and lookup functions (e.g., INDEX, MATCH, INDIRECT) and created “football field” valuation graphs, price-volume charts, and waterfall charts • Used VBA / macros and user-defined functions (UDFs) to format data Awarded Excellence with Excel Certification by passing with score above 90%
Financial Modeling Fundamentals Financial Modeling Training Program • Built 3-statement operating model, valuation, DCF, and merger and LBO models based on case study of Apple and Research in Motion • Used SEC filings and equity research as basis for models, and learned how to adjust numbers and make appropriate assumptions • Completed bonus case study on Ralcorp’s $5 billion bid for ConAgra, and determined appropriate valuation and possible rationale for rejection of offer • Completed bonus case study based on Silver Lake’s $24 billion leveraged buyout of Dell; recommended against doing deal due to lack of insight into margins and substantial risks in “downside” scenarios Awarded Financial Modeling Fundamentals Certification by passing with score above 90% Computer Skills: I am well versed in many software programs including: • Westlaw.com (Legal Research database) • Adobe Photoshop (Graphic Design) • Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access. Microsoft FrontPage (Web Design) • Quark 4.0 & 5.0 (Graphic Design) • ProShow Producer (Multi-media Production) • Calyx Point (Loan Origination) I have also developed over 50 websites and have a fantastic working knowledge of html and php. I have the ability to set-up cron jobs, online databases, auto-responders, manage multiple domains and run a small hosting company. Licenses: • Illinois Real Estate License – Licensed in 1986 • Florida Real Estate License – Licensed in 2001 Education: Keiser University, Daytona Beach, Florida – Legal Studies Enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program, focusing on Legal Studies and Business. Westlaw Paralegal Training – September 2009 Received certificates in Westlaw fundamentals, Statutes, Statutes and cases