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Gary Tenzer

Lone Oak Fund - California's Bridge Lender
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Mr. Tenzer is a Co-Founder of George Smith Partners. Over a career that has spanned more than three decades, he has arranged several billion dollars in debt and equity financing. Recognized for his expertise in commercial, industrial, and multi-family financing, in addition to arranging financing for his clients, Mr. Tenzer leads the firm’s Litigation Support practice. As an expert witness, he has testified in more than 300 cases involving bankruptcy plans of reorganization, real estate financing, project feasibility, lending policy, and loan approval issues.

Mr. Tenzer holds a BA in economics (with emphasis in Urban Land Economics), from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned an MBA in both Finance and Entrepreneurship & Venture Management, as well as an MSBA in Real Estate Finance, from the University of Southern California.

Professional and Academic Affiliations:

USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, Advisory Board Member
Urban Land Institute
UCLA Ziman Center, Advisory Board Member
City of Hope, Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council and National Industry Leadership Council

Industry Expertise

  • Real Estate Professionals
    • Agency and Brokerage
      • Commercial Mortgage Broker
    • Consultants and Advisors
    • Finance
      • Banking
      • Funds / Fund Service Providers
      • Lending
        • Bank
        • CMBS Lender
        • Correspondent / Mortgage Banker
        • Credit Union
        • Life Insurance Co.
        • Pension Fund
        • Private Lender
    • Investment / Acquisitions
    • Investment Banking
  • Other Professionals
    • Legal
      • Expert Witness


Office, Retail, Multi Family, Industrial, Residential, Condominium, Hospitality, Permanant Debt, CMBS, Construction Financing, Life Company Financing, Mezzanine Debt, Preferred Equity, Equity, Bridge Loans, Reposition Loans,