About Us

A History of Creating Opportunities

 

Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies, LLC has been playing a major role in shaping the landscape of commercial real estate since it was founded April 1, 1932, in Portland, Oregon. Beginning as a property management and brokerage company repairing troubled assets during the Great Depression, our services soon expanded into mortgage lending as loan correspondents for major life insurance companies.

In more recent times, NBS Companies has expanded its geographic footprint and grown its loan origination and servicing capabilities while adding investment management and consulting divisions. NBS Companies is a firm with a long-standing reputation for honest, lasting and profitable relationships for all parties involved, and we have evolved through steady expansion of services for our clients.

Headquartered in Portland, OR, NBS Companies also has offices in Seattle, WA, Phoenix, AZ, Brooklyn, NY and Bend, OR and is the holding company for four wholly-owned subsidiaries each with their own strategic partnerships, designed to serve our clients locally, regionally, and nationally.

Real Estate Finance – Through our exclusive correspondent lending relationships, Norris, Beggs & Simpson Financial Services has access to billions of dollars of mortgage capital to satisfy both the borrowing and investment requirements of our clients. The nationwide network provided by our broker affiliate program and affiliation with Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM) ensures all of your capital requirements are met, both in terms of size and breadth. Loan administration, an added value for our clients, creates a smooth transition from loan origination to closing to servicing.

Private Equity Investments – Morrison Street Capital, an SEC registered investment adviser, places investment capital nationwide on behalf of the Morrison Street Series of private equity funds. Morrison Street Capital is an active investor in small balance commercial real estate transactions in the forms of equity, mezzanine debt, preferred equity, B-notes and commercial mortgage backed securities. The company is currently focused on providing up to 10-year term mezzanine loans and preferred equity on multiple property types nationwide.

Real Estate Consulting – For real estate assignments that extend beyond making investments in real estate debt or equity, NBS Real Estate Consulting can assist in providing advice, planning and strategic guidance for complex projects.

Ownership – NBS Companies is a privately held company. Management includes key members of Morrison Street Capital and NBS Financial Services. The partners’ years of knowledge and experience in commercial real estate finance are enhanced by a commitment to providing unparalleled service to our clients.

Our People Make the Difference – Our success is driven by seeking and retaining the best and brightest individuals who hold themselves and each other to the highest possible standards. With more than 40 employees, we have the depth of expertise and long-term continuity to service the needs of our partners and clients. In an industry that has long been known for strong independent personalities, our philosophy is to build upon diverse talents and multiple disciplines in order to provide a full range of services to our clients. Whether you need access to competitive first mortgage capital, bridge loans, mezzanine debt, equity or preferred equity, all the way up and down the capital stack – we’ve got it covered.