NEW YORK CITY—Most platforms focus on larger deals and have typically avoided the $1-million to $10-million range of opportunities, believing there is more risk involved and higher underwriting costs. Adam Petriella, EVP of capital markets at Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance, takes a closer look at Sutherland’s REIT platform and at coordinating the various entities to deliver services to the entrepreneurial commercial real estate investor and owner-user. Sutherland was formed in 2009 to acquire RMBS and ABS and more recently, seems to be focused on small-balance commercial loans. Tell us how the platform evolved in the interim.

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