Mr. Gross serves as Managing Director of DPG Lending, LLC, DPG Private Capital, LLC and DPG Capital Markets, LLC and has post-closing asset management responsibilities across DPG’s special purpose entities and various private partnerships. He is also President of Dividend America, LLC an origination and processing platform that provides outsourced services to non-bank lenders.
Michael is a multi-strategy financier with a deep understanding of asset level diligence and client origination/management. He is deeply involved in the financing process from inception, through due diligence to final funding.
Michael has 25 years of experience as a financier. He has worked in various other capacities which add value when communicating with borrowers, developers, agents and sponsors. Michael has been a lender, agent, builder, appraiser, speaker, writer and consultant. He has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies; including Land America, Premis and Countrywide . Michael has been invited to speak on the subject of ethics in real estate at real estate conventions throughout the southeast.
Michael has been interviewed on radio and TV for his expert opinion on the real estate crisis and a deep understanding of the distressed debt markets. With an expansive knowledge of real estate and an ability to communicate the company’s core competencies to clients on all levels, Michael brings a wealth of experience to the DPG and Dividend America brands.
Michael is the founder and president of Dividend America Commercial Lending. He was responsible for creating the vision of a platform designed to assist non-bank lenders and funders with complicated processes of business development, origination, processing and pre-underwriting in a market space that was typically controlled by banks and mortgage lenders.
Managing a pipeline with deal-flow volumes as high as $1 billion and a rotational average of over $500 million has prepared Michael for his current task of filling DPG’s expansive multi-strategy as well as other partners lending platforms with trades that generate significant secured returns for affiliated investment entities and longtime and trusted family office and private clients .