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Sabal Financial Group Names CRE Portfolio Manager

""Sabal Financial Group, L.P."":http://www.sabalfin.com, the financial services management firm formerly known as Milestone Asset Resolution Company, LLC, has appointed Kevin McKenzie as portfolio manager.


McKenzie's expertise span investment, banking, advisory, development, and architecture. In his new role, he oversees the firm's growing commercial real estate portfolio of assets under management and will play a role in expanding the company's acquisition and valuation services platform.

""Sabal Financial Group is poised to be a dominant firm in the small balance performing and distressed loan sector and it is important that we have a strong team in place to ensure our success,"" said Pat Jackson, CEO. ""Kevin McKenzie's real estate experience is proven and valuable as our company continues to expand at a progressive rate.""

Sabal Financial Group specializes in the acquisition, valuation, management, and servicing of commercial real estate (CRE) and acquisition, development and construction (ADC) loans, and mortgages.


The announcement of McKenzie's role at Sabal Financial comes on the heels of a corporate investment from Oaktree Investment Holdings, L.P., an affiliate of global investment manager Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., in which Oaktree acquired a non-controlling equity position in the company.

Sabal Financial Group says the investment capital is enabling the firm to expand its operating platform in response to an increase in asset valuation assignments and the growing market for the sale of performing and non-performing loan portfolios. Additionally, the firm is preparing to launch a commercial lending platform this year.

Sabal Financial says the addition of McKenzie to its team is integral to managing the company's projected growth. He brings to the firm more than 25 years of experience as a developer, principal investor, advisor, investment banker, and architect â€" experience encompassing more than $3.5 billion of property investments. Prior to his position with Sabal Financial Group, he co-founded Palisades Equity Partners, a real estate investment firm in Orange County, California.

He also served as president of Parker Properties, a Southern California-based developer of tenant-oriented campus environments. He has additionally held senior positions with such companies as Buchanan Street Partners, AEW Capital Management, Goldman Sachs, and JER Partners.

McKenzie is a LEED accredited professional and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business.

About Author: Carrie Bay

Carrie Bay is a freelance writer for DS News and its sister publication MReport. She served as online editor for DSNews.com from 2008 through 2011. Prior to joining DS News and the Five Star organization, she managed public relations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for several B2B companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. She also wrote for retail and nonprofit organizations upon graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in journalism and English.

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