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The REC Story
Real Estate Counsel, Inc. serves private equity, hedge funds, banks, developers, and builders with insightful analysis and creative solutions to questions regarding commercial real estate assets.  REC's expertise relates to all parts of the capital stack, and is premised on a unique blend of in-the-field development and operations experience along with sophisticated capital markets experience.  Analytics and solutions are strongly supported with historical market knowledge, local understanding of market trends, and a critical forward looking vision of the market and asset.
Meet The Principal

Douglas M. Thompson, CFA, has been involved with the founding of multiple companies and guided the investment strategy for those entities throughout his career. He has been actively involved in the real estate industry as both a principal investor and consultant for 32 years. He has utilized his expertise of capital markets, mortgage banking/brokerage, real estate development and property/loan analysis to make educated investment decisions. He has acted as a real estate consultant to a number of private and institutional investors providing investment analysis including the underwriting, structuring and acquisition of performing and non-performing debt portfolios, land for development, and income producing properties and portfolios. As a principal real estate investor, Mr. Thompson led teams of professionals in the capitalization, acquisition and development of multiple residential and commercial parcels throughout the US.


Mr. Thompson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stanford University in 1985 and the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) designation in 2001. As a CFA, he has chosen to pursue an investment career guided by a higher level of integrity and committed to adhere to the CFA Institute's strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

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