Steve Bye founded the Denver office of NorthMarq Capital Inc. in March, 1983. Under his direction, the Denver Regional office has generated production volume of $9 billion encompassing 1,400 transactions over its 25 year history. He is a past member of the NorthMarq Executive Council and Production Council and is a recipient of the President’s Award of Excellence.
NorthMarq Capital, Inc. is one of the largest commercial mortgage banking firms in the U.S. with annual production volume of $13 billion and a current loan servicing portfolio of $38 billion. In addition to arranging traditional mortgage debt, NorthMarq’s Denver office has significant background in the structuring and placement of joint venture common equity and preferred equity, mezzanine debt, pre-sales, tax-exempt bond enhancements, construction and bridge loans, and sale/leaseback transactions.
From 1980 to 1983, Steve Bye was Assistant Vice President and Manager of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Financial Services in Denver. He held the position of Real Estate Officer for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Denver from 1978 through 1979. He was Manager of Real Estate Appraisal and Staff Underwriting for Verex Assurance Company in Madison, Wisconsin from 1975 through 1978. Prior to that, he held staff appraisal positions for an MAI firm and for First Federal Savings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Steve Bye holds an MBA in Real Estate Investment Analysis and Appraisal from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He holds a BBA in Real Estate/Urban Land Economics, also from the University of Wisconsin. He has served as an officer for several real estate organizations including the Colorado Mortgage Bankers Association, the Colorado Chapter of ICSC and NAIOP. He has served on the real estate correspondent advisory councils for Nationwide Life Insurance Company, Lincoln National Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance and PPM Finance.
He is currently a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, the Burns Counselor Board at the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate/ Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, the NAIOP Capital Markets II Forum, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and is a licensed Colorado Real Estate broker. He has authored many articles for various real estate publications and is a frequent speaker for several real estate trade groups and other organizations including NAIOP, Urban Land Institute (ULI), The Federal Reserve Bank, CLE International, Colorado Real Estate Journal Conferences, Commercial Property News, University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, and the Colorado Association of CPA’s.
He has also served on the Planning Commission of the City of Madison, Wisconsin in 1977-1978 and is active in the Evans Scholars Foundation.