LOS ANGELES—On the debt side, a number of Asian banks have increased their lending activity throughout Southern California. Banks, such as Royal Business Bank and Evertrust, have been making a large push to expand their presence and attract business from the Chinese American communities. That is according to Daniel Mense, the director of Ness Holdings Inc., a locally based diversified development company. We exclusively chatted with Mense on how the landscape of buyers have evolved, on consolidation of mid-sized banks, the international investment community and how small investment shops have diversified their portfolio in order to stay competitive. 

GlobeSt.com: How has the landscape of buyers evolved over the last several years, since the recovery, and what impact has it had on smaller firms?

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