Medalist Capital is a member of Real Estate Finance Associates (REFA), a national affiliation of independent mortgage banking firms. Created in 1979, REFA evolved from the pioneering James W. Rouse & Company, the commercial mortgage banking affiliate of the prominent regional mall developer.
REFA allows associated firms to share information concerning capital markets and lenders with the ability to obtain real time information on markets and lending conditions throughout the country. REFA member firms frequently assist one another when real estate owners from one market own properties in different markets.
There are currently eight REFA companies with twenty-two offices, and 60 originators generating $5.3 billion in loan volume in 2017.
- Churchill Commercial Capital, Inc.
- Columbia National Real Estate Finance
- The Goedecke Companies
- Keystone Mortgage Corporation
- Largo Real Estate Advisors, Inc.
- Medalist Capital, Inc.
- Newmark Realty Capital
- Trinity Real Estate Finance, Inc.
REFA members collectively have mortgage loan correspondent or servicing relationships aggregating over $14 billion with more than 60 national lenders totaling, including life insurance companies, pension fund advisors, and CMBS issuers. (Real Estate Finance Associates has no connection with the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s REFA affiliate, which was established in 1987.)