Over the past 24 years Steve Helm has served as a commercial real estate executive materially involved in the areas of finance, development/acquisition and property management. Prior to joining New Regional Planning as its CFO, from 2004 -2015 Steve served as Regional Director for Imperial Capital Bank/Bancorp (NYSE), launching the Texas/Rocky Mountain commercial real estate lending platform as part of the firm’s national expansion.
In that capacity, he opened and managed four commercial real estate loan production offices (Dallas, Austin, Denver & Kansas City) covering the Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado and Kansas market areas and funded in excess of $500 million of structured debt (construction & bridge) and portfolio permanent credit facilities from $500K to $20 million for all core property types. Prior to Imperial, Steve was President of the family business, The Helm Companies, directing the ground up development, re-development, financing and management of small retail and Class A, B & C multifamily.
During his tenure with the family enterprise, Steve secured over $60 million of FHA (221 D-4 & 223F) and conventional bank debt as well as LIHTC, private and mezzanine equity financing and supervised the management of a multifamily portfolio of 6 properties comprising over 900 units. Steve has earned the National Apartment Assoc. CAPS Designation and is an CPM Candidate. Steve holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University and a BBA – Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
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