52 75th Street
New York, NY

Red Oak Capital Advisors served as advisor to the contract purchaser of a townhouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  Red Oak arranged and structured an acquisition/construction loan which enabled its client to purchase the property with a plan to renovate and reconfigure the vacant units around 3 rent stabilized tenants with way below market leases.

96 8th Avenue
New York, NY

Red Oak Capital Advisors served as exclusive advisor enabling its Client to achieve its goals through a 2 transaction strategy.  In the first, Red Oak arranged a bridge loan which enabled its client to pay off a very expensive construction loan, pull out some money and provide the time to fully stabilize the property.  In the second, Red Oak arranged a cheap permanent refinancing enabling its client to pull out additional money and providing it with the cash flow after debt service it desired.

Arch Plaza & Keystone Plaza
Warren, NJ

Red Oak Capital Advisors served as exclusive advisor for a family real estate company.  It helped its Client achieve its goals through structuring a transaction which included a cash-out refinancing for only 2 properties in the existing portfolio enabling the Client to pull out enough cash to meet certain needs while leaving other previously mortgaged property unencumbered.  

Arch Plaza
5907 Boulevard East
West New York, NJ

Red Oak Capital Advisors represented the purchaser of this 45-unit multifamily building prominently located on Boulevard East in West New York, NJ.  The property offers views of Manhattan across a park and the Hudson River. The low cap rate reflected the significant upside in the property. Based on that upside and the proven experience of Red Oak's client, we were able to structure an acquisition loan which maximized proceeds.  

55 Leonard Street
New York, NY

Red Oak Capital Advisors represented the owner of a 5-story building in a prime Tribeca location.  Arranged a 100% redevelopment construction loan to convert the 5-story rental building to a 6-story condominium.  This was the second step execution of the business plan.  Red Oak had previously arranged the acquisition financing for the property while it had a vacant first floor commercial space and 4 full floor rent stabilized tenants above.  


Gold’s Gyms
Kansas City Area

Red Oak Capital Advisors arranged a bridge loan on behalf of an entity in bankruptcy which owned 2 Golds Gyms and an adjacent office building.  The financing enabled the owner to execute a discounted payoff of the secured lender in the bankruptcy as the first step to emerging from the bankruptcy. 

384 Main Street
Bedminster, NJ

Red Oak Capital Advisors represented the owner of a 100% leased Class A office building in Bedminster - in the heart of a very high end demographic area of New Jersey.  This cash out refinancing freed up capital for a very long term relationship of Red Oak.  

Union Hotel
Brooklyn, New York

Represented the developer of new 4-story Union Hotel in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.  Arranged and structured a construction loan package to develop this unique project.  After three years, once the hotel was complete and had a full year of operating history, arranged permanent financing which enabled client to pull out substantial equity. 

Legacy Place Condos
Palm Beach, FL

Represented the owner of twenty-eight rented Condominium Units in this high-end complex.  Red Oak structured and arranged a refinancing that lowered our client’s interest rate and contained release prices that will enable our client to sell units when they become vacant. 

15 East 199th Street 
& 1237 College Avenue
Bronx, NY

Represented the owner of both multi-family properties located in the Bronx.  Arranged financing to pull cash out, to buy out an outside partner, and to pay off a bridge loan.  The bridge loan was arranged by Red Oak the year before to pay off an uncooperative lender.  

35 Vestry Street
New York, NY

Represented the owner of a Manhattan property and arranged a secured line of credit to enable our client to have financial flexibility for future projects.  

10 Property Portfolio
Newark, New Jersey

Represented active Newark redeveloper in refinancing ten properties.  The financing significantly reduced the interest rate being paid on those properties, while also providing significant cash out to purchase additional properties. The financing also has an eye toward the future as the chosen lender understands the talents and business plan of the borrower and is perfectly positioned to help the borrower grow.


Grande Villas @ the Preserve
Indian Beach, North Carolina

Represented the developer of a high end condominium project in a resort community on the Atlantic Ocean.  Structured a complete financing package and arranged construction financing to develop this high quality project.

Perryville III
Clinton, New Jersey

Represented the purchaser of a largely vacant headquarters quality office building located in Western New Jersey. Arranged an acquisition, repositioning loan to enable our client to acquire the property and to provide capital for tenant improvements and leasing commissions to lease up the property.

247-251 West 26th Street
New York, New York

Represented the owner of 3 adjacent buildings with first floor retail and 53 apartments above.  Arranged a refinancing which significantly lowered the owner’s interest rate.

Summit Avenue
Union City, New Jersey

Represented the owner of 5 adjacent buildings with first floor retail and apartments above in refinancing the aquisition loan which Red Oak placed a year earlier.  This two-phased program enabled the borrower to achieve his original goal of 100% ownership by providing sufficient financing proceeds to buy out his outside partners and lower his interest rate.


1201-1225  Collins Avenue
South Beach, Miami, Florida
Represented the purchaser of 3 parcels prominently located on Collins Avenue, just north of 12th Street in the heart of South Beach.  Arranged an acquisition, renovation and construction loan to enable our client to convert 3 existing buildings which were formerly used as the headquarters of a television station into prime retail.  This was accomplished while maximizing the long term value in a surface parking lot located on the corner as a future development site.

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue,
South Beach, Miami, FL
Represented the purchaser of the L. Murray Dixon art deco apartment building known as the Norma Lee.  Arranged an acquisition, renovation and construction loan to enable our client to perform significant upgrades and to add a swimming pool and rooftop deck in order to facilitate the condo conversion of the building.


332 East 95th Street, New York, NY

Represented the owner of a 41 unit multifamily property.  Arranged for a financing to allow the ownership group to take out their equity.

166 West 75th Street, New York, NY

Represented owner in the early stages of converting a 277 room SRO Hotel to market rate apartments.  Obtained a bridge loan with a construction feature to lower the owner's cost of  capital, repay prior capital contributions, and to cover the future cost of combining and converting vacant SRO units to market rate apartments. 


81 White Street, New York, NY

Represented a user group in the middle of converting a commercial building to condominium units.  Obtained a bridge/construction loan with a creative release price mechanism to allow for the complexities of a user group transaction.

103-105 West 105th Street, New York, NY
Represented the owner of two adjacent rental buildings in Manhattan.  Obtained a new first mortgage which allowed the ownership group to receive a return of their original equity.


100 William Street, New York, NY

Represented the entrepreneurial portion of the ownership of a Class A 400,000 sf office building in lower Manhattan.  Arranged a first mortgage and mezzanine loan to enable the client to buy out his major capital source partner. 


1600 Stewart Avenue, Westbury, NY

Represented purchaser group of a Class A Long Island office building on the Nassau County ground lease.  Obtained a 10-year acquisition loan to enable the completion of the acquisition.


Shopping Center Portfolio, Southeastern US

Represented the owner of a portfolio of retail centers.  Arranged for 11 separate first mortgages and a cross-collateralized participating second mortgage to refinance the portfolio.



Harley Hotels Portfolio

Represented the owner of a portfolio of 10 hotels.  Arranged a bridge financing to repay the purchase money acquisition loan and provide capital to refurbish, reposition, and reflag the portfolio.

Samuel M. Guss - Founder and Principal
Morristown, NJ - 07960

Representing owners, acquirers, developers, investors, sellers, lenders and advisors.