Our management team has been involved in the financing of real estate since 1992 and has financed billions of dollars of residential real estate.

  

The Center Street Lending Difference

We are a leading private lender that offers real estate investors asset-based financing on qualified collateral in as little as 24 hours. Our loan programs are designed for investors who purchase properties, repair and/or improve the properties, and resell those properties for a profit. Our competitors are often referred to as hard-money lenders primarily because they are hard to work with. We develop long-term relationships with our clients and a majority are repeat customers due to our professional service and attractive loan terms.


We offer flexible underwriting, attractively priced loans, no hidden fees and next day funding. If you are a real estate investor, we would welcome the opportunity to provide you with a loan for your next investment purchase and to become your preferred lender.



Management Team
 
Stephen Couig
Mr. Couig is CEO of Center Street Lending Management and Center Street Capital, an advisory and investment firm focused primarily on the real estate industry.
  Prior to founding the Center Street Companies, Mr. Couig was President of Capital Pacific Holdings’ residential development business with annual revenues of $500MM+. In his 10-year tenure at CPH, Mr. Couig oversaw the acquisition and financing of billions of dollars in residential property.

Under his leadership, CPH increased revenues more than 150 percent and profits in excess of 300 percent. CPH was recognized in the industry as a leader in adopting new technologies to improve processes and was voted “One of the 50 Best Companies to Work For” by Professional Builder magazine. Prior to joining CPH, Mr. Couig was Executive Vice President for Scottsdale, AZ - based Troon Golf, a private company majority-owned by Starwood Capital Group and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Couig successfully acquired Troon’s first six courses, transforming the company into an owner/management organization.

Prior to Troon, Mr. Couig worked in Morgan Stanley’s Equity Capital Markets Division, where he focused on business development and syndicate management for real estate companies including REITs and hospitality companies.  Mr. Couig is a graduate of the MBA program at The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He is a member of the Southern California Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County.



 
David A. Frosh
Currently, Mr. Frosh serves as Chairman of Center Street Lending. He is also managing Director of Whiskey Hill Partners, a private equity firm. From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Frosh served as President of Sperry Van Ness, one of the nation’s largest real estate investments brokerage firms.  Under his leadership, Sperry Van Ness grew from nine markets and 100 agents to 165 markets in 36 states and 1,300 agents nationally.  Revenues grew from $15 million to $130 million in 5 years. 

Prior to joining Sperry Van Ness, Mr. Frosh served as President of CAM Commerce Solutions, formerly a NASDAQ-listed software development company that is focused on point-of-sale, inventory control and credit card processing based in Fountain Valley, Calif.  During his five-year tenure CAM’s stock price grew from $2 per share to $30 per share. CAM was twice named by Fortune Magazine as one of the nation’s 50 fastest growing small cap public companies. The company was sold in August, 2008 for $187 million.  Prior to CAM Commerce, Mr. Frosh served as regional vice president for Automatic Data Processing (ADP), based in Roseland, New Jersey.

Mr. Frosh is a board member for Pacific Union Real Estate REI Wise and California Stem Cell. He an advisory board member for Charles Dunn Real Estate and Advanced Storage Systems. He is a Professor of Marketing at Pepperdine University and has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 1994. Mr. Frosh holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Central Michigan University and an MBA from Claremont Graduate School

 

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