PRESS RELEASE: Sabal Financial Group, L.P., Appoints Former Lehman Brothers Veteran to Manage New York Office

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Sabal Financial Group, L.P., a privately held diversified financial services firm specializing in real estate, lending, and banking, announced the appointment of Marguerite (“Midge”) Brogan as Managing Director in New York. Brogan will manage business development efforts and assist with the firm’s commercial real estate loan transaction services business, growing Sabal’s loan origination underwriting, and re-underwriting platform. Brogan will also support business development for the diversified firm’s complementary investments, finance, and servicing business lines.

“Midge Brogan’s new role underscores our commitment to expand key growth businesses for Sabal Financial Group,” said Pat Jackson, Founder and CEO of the firm. “Midge’s national and international experience in finance and real estate parallels our businesses and growth targets and her long-term relationships in the region are demonstrated in her recognizable track record, making her an ideal fit for Sabal.”

Brogan joins Sabal Financial Group from Park Praedium, an independent real estate advisory firm she founded and led, providing advisory services to investors, lenders, and borrowers in commercial real estate workouts. While creating workout strategies and sourcing and structuring transactions, Brogan personally managed the bidding process for investors.

Prior to her role at Park Praedium, the most significant span of Brogan’s career was spent at Lehman Brothers, most recently as a Managing Director in the Global Real Estate Group. During her 17-year tenure at Lehman Brothers, Brogan was directly responsible for more than $5 billion in origination of senior debt, mezzanine debt, equity investments, and the acquisition of third party whole loans. As a Deal Manager, she originated senior and mezzanine loans as well as equity investments for the acquisition, redevelopment, and construction of all types across the United States. As the Head of the Loan Acquisitions Group, Brogan managed all aspects of the business where she directed due diligence, formulated bids, closed transactions and actively managed resolutions. As Co-Head of Lehman Brothers Bank Capital Crossing Division, Brogan was responsible for $1 billion portfolio of small balance commercial real estate loans.

Brogan’s skillset and experience demonstrate a myriad of aptitudes; however, she is best known for her expertise in opportunistic investing and strategic workouts as well as extensive knowledge and experience with distressed commercial real estate assets. Brogan lived and worked in Germany and more recently, while at Lehman Brothers, worked on transactions in Paris and in London.

As a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREFC) High-Yield Steering Committee, Brogan works with a variety of national players routinely and seeks to give back as a mentor with W/X New York Women Executives in Real Estate, an organization for senior level women in real estate. Brogan obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Boston College, and her MBA in Finance and Real Estate from George Washington University. 

About Sabal Financial Group:

Sabal Financial Group, L.P., is an international diversified financial services firm specializing in real estate, banking and lending. The firm’s flagship business has established a strong foothold in the distressed debt arena, bringing $6 billion in real estate and land assets under management since the firm’s inception in 2009. Sabal operates a number of complementary businesses including: Sabal Commercial Lending, a non-regulated debt provider offering acquisition, development and construction loans to established residential builders coast to coast and commercial bridge loans to reputable real estate investors and owners; Sabal Commercial Advisors, a national transaction support services provider to investors and originators; the Sabal Bank Credit Advisory Practice, an advisor and M&A specialist serving commercial and investment banks with unbiased third-party credit portfolio risk and capital performance assessments; and Sabal Third Party Servicing, a primary servicer, special servicer, and construction loan administrator operating nationwide. Sabal Third Party Servicing is rated by Fitch and Morningstar.

Sabal Financial Group is headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, with locations in London, UK, New York and


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