Grove Street’s team combines institutional experience with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Our asset management professionals have worked during multiple market cycles and witnessed the challenging economic reversals and unforeseen circumstances that destabilize assets. As a result, we understand how to course correct. We execute resolution plans ensuring optimal loan profitability and asset valuation.
Grove Street’s expertise includes analysis and monitoring for performing loans, and modifications and workouts for distressed and non-performing loans. We manage the fundamentals of the loan life-cycle including:
- Risk Rating Analysis
- Loan Disbursements
- Annual/Quarterly Loan Reviews
- Waiver Requests/Consents
- Workouts/Restructuring Recommendations
The ability to consistently and accurately analyze financial data – from mortgage performance metrics to key business operations – are the cornerstones of our Data Analytics and Modeling capabilities. Grove Street helps you sift through data, clarify critical components, and develop targeted models and automated tools to drive results. Let us advise your organization to become more efficient and turn data into powerful decisions that allow you to reach your organizational goals.
- Credit Analysis – performing/non-performing loans
- Trend Analytics – financial budgets, business operations
- Portfolio Valuations & Assessment
- Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)
- Process Management Tools
Grove Street works with Governmental and Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) on a variety of contracts that require our range of financial and analytical services. We are an SBA Certified 8(a) Program Participant as well as a contractor under the GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS).
The unifying theme of our existing government contracts is our approach to responding to client requests quickly, finding and fixing inconsistencies, and efficiently completing tasks. Our team culture focuses on a positive attitude, pride of workmanship, responsiveness and proactive problem-solving.
Grove Street’s team is rooted in credit training and views each debt/equity transaction in context of inherent strengths and potential risks/mitigants. This deliberate approach applies to all debt/equity investments and covers all property types, including ground-up development and redevelopment projects.
Additionally, Grove Street has a unique perspective on specialized lending products such as Affordable, Senior Housing and Healthcare loans and associated regulatory and underwriting requirements.
- Agency Lending Underwriting
- Loan Pool Acquisition & Analysis
- Acquisition Advisory
Grove Street is a financial advisory firm with an expertise in real estate finance, data analytics and transaction process management. Discover how our practical knowledge and hands-on experience will deliver exceptional results for your organization.
Founded in 2004, Grove Street has become a trusted advisor to a variety of lenders, investors, publicly traded finance companies and government agencies. Grove Street has offices in New York City, Washington D.C. and North Carolina.
Ms. Swati Sharma is the CEO and Founder of Grove Street and has been responsible for the growth of Grove Street into a full-service financial advisory, data analytics and asset management firm. Previously, Ms. Sharma was a member of the Investment Committee at Natixis Real Estate Capital, where she managed underwriting and due diligence for all banking team transactions in the firm’s U.S offices. Ms. Sharma previously held positions at Capital Trust, Inc., Brascan Real Estate Finance and Moody’s Investors Service. Ms. Sharma has an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Resource Development from Michigan State University, and a B.A. from The University of Michigan.
Mr. Scott Jones has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience. Mr. Jones manages capital markets and Agency transactions for the firm, with a focus on Data Analytics and Investment Advisory. Prior to joining Grove Street, Mr. Jones worked at UBS Financial Services and SunTrust Bank as a Senior Credit Analyst for a $320 million portfolio of five business banking centers. Mr. Jones has an M.B.A. in Finance from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and a B.S. in Finance and Business Management from Virginia Tech Pamplin School of Business in Blacksburg, VA.
Ms. Kristen Pleasants has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate financial services. Prior to joining Grove Street, Ms. Pleasants owned her own consulting firm providing due diligence services included origination and assumption underwriting, asset summary preparation, documentation review, market research and site inspections for over $4.8 billion in transactions. Prior to this, she worked for First National Bank of Pennsylvania and structured a wide variety of debt structures such as construction loans, low-income housing and new market tax credits opportunities. Ms. Pleasants began her career at Wachovia/Wells Fargo, ultimately responsible for Commercial Mortgage Servicing for capital markets clients, real estate opportunity funds and institutional borrowers throughout the U.S. and Asia. Ms. Pleasants has a B.A. in Business Management, summa cum laude, from North Carolina State University.
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Grove Street, a dynamic and growing Financial Services company, is seeking self-motivated college graduates to support our Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Finance teams and work with senior professionals who analyze FHA Multifamily and Senior Housing loans.
We are seeking applicants as CRE Finance Analysts with an interest in learning how to underwrite and close FHA loans. Successful candidates must be detail-oriented, comfortable with client-facing communications, and review loan and legal documents for accuracy and consistency. Each transaction requires considerable phone and email correspondence, requiring timely and professional responses. These positions allow for a transition to higher levels of financial analysis and underwriting responsibilities, based on performance. Knowledge of HUD’s FHA 232, 223(a)(7), 223(f), and 221(d)(4) Senior Healthcare or Multifamily loan programs is a plus, but not a requirement.
Work will be on-site at Grove Street’s Arlington, VA office. We have an active pipeline of projects and are seeking individuals who enjoy doing deals and problem-solving.
- Manage information for multiple deals in a database
- Review draft loan document packages for accuracy and request missing information
- Screen due diligence applications and request missing information
- Input data into underwriting punch lists and reconcile data
- Support Senior CRE Financial professionals with client and partner communications
- Respond in a timely manner to client requests
- Work with team to ensure loans packages are delivered to clients in a complete and professional manner on time
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills