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Gregory A. Porter

Gregory A. Porter

Managing Director;(HREC Investment Advisors - Mortgage Brokerage)
San Diego, CA

Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  949-500-7314


  • HREC Investment Advisors® - Managing Director, Mortgage Brokerage - Responsible for expanding the HREC Mortgage Brokerage / Capital Markets platform

  • MC-Five Mile Capital – Managing Director – New York-based non-bank CMBS Lender

    • Opened and managed MC-Five Mile’s West Coast Office and oversaw commercial real estate loan origination in the Western States for the firm
  • CT California Fund VIIBoard Member – California-based private equity investment vehicle

    • Served on CT Realty’s Fund VII board; oversaw the successful acquisition, management, and disposition of over $170 million in multifamily, office and industrial property through CT Realty’s value-add strategy
  • First Carlsbad Mortgage Founder and President - Mortgage Brokerage Company located in San Diego, CA

    • Established and operated a residential mortgage brokerage platform emphasizing client access to a wide variety of lending programs and products, market-leading pricing, and expert underwriting-driven advice
    • Originated 108 loans ($49.2 million) in 2012 and 2013; 94.7% funding ratio
  • Starlight Capital AdvisorsFounder and President – Clean Energy Project Finance Company located in San Diego, CA

    • Provided clean energy project finance brokerage and consulting services to developers of utility- and community-scale wind, solar, fuel cell, biofuel and biomass developments
  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.Vice President & Regional Manager, CMBS Origination – Newport Beach, CA

    • Managed Merrill Lynch Mortgage Lending, Inc.’s Orange County office
    • Originated and oversaw underwriting and closing of approximately $1 billion in fixed-rate commercial real estate loans in over 80 closed transactions ranging from $2 million to $77 million in size
    • Responsible for business development, loan origination, structuring and negotiation of loan applications, presentation of deals to New York-based loan committee, loan closing and securitization support
    • Served as point person for client relationships on behalf of Merrill Lynch’s commercial real estate lending group
  • Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.Vice President, CMBS Origination & Underwriting – Los Angeles, CA

    • Underwrote and assisted in the origination of over $500 million in fixed and floating rate commercial real estate loans in over 50 transactions for Bear Stearns Commercial Mortgage Inc.
  • Arthur Andersen LLP Senior Real Estate Analyst – Los Angeles, CA

    • Performed discounted cash flow sensitivity analysis, portfolio due diligence for acquisitions, refinancing's, recapitalizations, and litigation support. Example clients: Lazard Frères, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
  • Bristol Real Estate CounselorsCommercial Real Estate Appraiser – Irvine, CA

    • Authored over 40 full narrative appraisal reports on a variety of commercial property types
    • Held Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License, and was an Appraisal Institute Candidate


University of Southern California - Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration ~ Real Estate Finance

Professional Memberships and Licenses

Real Estate Broker - State of California
Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association - MBA