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Former Co-Founder and Senior Commercial Banker at InBank, Davis S. Butler has joined Indicate Capital as a Business Development Officer.  Indicate Capital is Denver’s leading private lender for residential and commercial real estate.

Davis is an experienced commercial banker in the Denver Metro Area and has worked for several banks over the past 15 years, including both community banks and a national multi-billion-dollar bank.  He collaborates closely with local real estate developers, business owners, high net worth individuals and non-profit organizations to meet their lending and treasury needs.  Prior to his banking experience, Davis spent 12 years on Wall Street in New York City as an analyst/portfolio manager in fixed income securities with an emphasis in mortgage backed securities.  He also held the position of Chief Operating Officer for a Denver-based retail electronics company for 4 years.

Davis S. Butler has a B.A. in Communications from Texas Christian University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.  His community involvement consists of Finance Committee Member of “Invest in Kids,” Finance Committee Member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and former Vestry Member and Senior Warden, as well as former Member of Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation.

“It is exciting to have industry veteran, Davis Butler join our growing company.  His proven ability to develop relationships and provide expertise in the commercial real estate sector will be a great addition to our team,” said Jesse Kajer, Principal at Indicate Capital.

Davis and his wife Holly moved to Denver in 1992 from New York City after graduating from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.  Davis is a Houston, Texas native and Holly, a Denver native.  They have three children who were born, raised, and educated in Denver.  Davis enjoys all the Colorado activities, skiing, golfing, hiking, etc.  Davis is an active member of Historic Denver, Western Stock Show Association, Cherry Hills Country Club and the Colorado Golf Association.

Why Does Indicate Capital Exist?

Why does Indicate Capital exist? The answer is simple. Indicate Capital exists because TIME is of the ESSENCE. The investment real estate industry is a fast-paced business, and nothing kills deals like time.

The application process with a traditional lender is not only painful, but extremely slow and time consuming. Traditional lenders require full document underwriting, personal financials, appraisals, inspections, and typically have a hold up or two with their closing timeline. By the time the lender has requested/received your pay stub for the third time, closing has already passed by two weeks. Additionally, if you are self-employed or 1099, which many real estate investors are, getting a traditional loan in our current climate can be extremely difficult. You finally found that deal you have been searching for all year, only to find out that the bank needs 3-4 months to close. You locked up the deal today, and need to close in one week, what to do now?

This predicament, amongst others, helped push the creation of hard money lenders. Typically, hard money lenders move quicker than traditional banks, and do not have to follow TRID or Dodd-Frank regulations that the conventional world is under. Other hard money lenders still are not fast enough! With more and more hard money lenders requiring credit pulls, tax returns, pay stubs, appraisals, and more; the process has begun to look like a conventional mortgage application.

This is where Indicate Capital comes into play! Here at Indicate, we are an asset-only based underwriter. We do not pull credit or require personal tax returns for our residential underwriting. We simply ask that you send over your purchase contract and

scope of work for the rehab/construction being performed. Our in-house residential underwriting system is both fast and effective. From time of loan submission, we aim to have terms out to you within 48 hours in many cases. From there, we can close as soon as title is ready! Sound too good to be true? Well it’s not! No appraisals (on residential deals), no inspections (on residential deals), no requesting updated pay stubs, and no killing time which inevitably kills deals.

We are fast, easy to work with, and provide phenomenal customer service. We work quickly and diligently to make sure your deal closes on time. Most importantly, we stick to our word. We have closed 100% of loans committed to and closed them all on time.

Need financing for your next deal??

Give us a call!

(303) 567-6334

Max Miller

Want to finance your next deal with Indicate Capital, but aren’t quite sure how the process works?  Today is your lucky day!  We make applying for and securing both commercial and residential investment real estate loans quick and simple.  As an asset-only based underwriter, our process is unique, timely, fair to you as an investor, and helps you grow your portfolio faster than most programs currently available.

Lets’ start with the basics.  You will need to identity a real estate investment project, commercial or residential.  At Indicate Capital we finance all types of investment real estate deals throughout Colorado.  We start as small as an individual condo cosmetic fix and flip, to an industrial asset renovation /reposition, all the to a fully entitled condo/multifamily development.

As an asset-only based lender, approvals are based strictly on the project and experience for the borrower.  The application process varies on the project but is as simply as sending over your contract and scope of work, that is it!  If you are interested in a project and need to secure a proof of funds letter for your offer, send over the address with purchase price, some details about the project, and we will get the letter and talk to the seller or broker as requested.

Once you have secured a project and gone under contract, it is as easy as emailing us a copy of the executed contract and your scope of work for the project. From there our in-house underwriting team will look at every detail and get back to you with any questions. There are many benefits to this process; first is that you have another set of eyes looking at every deal… asking questions you may not have considered, as well as working with a team that has seen thousands of transactions in the market, has real time data, and first and foremost wants to make sure you make money on your project.

WE DO NOT PULL CREDIT CHECKS OR REQUIRE EXTENSIVE FINANCIALS <— this helps your credit, your time, and helps you get more projects under contract… with minimal headache.

Now that you have submitted your contract and scope of work, you will receive a term proposal within 12-36 hours of your request, deepening on the complexity of your project.  If terms are agreed upon, we will move forward by ordering title.  Once title is ready to close, Indicate Capital is ready to close.  No appraisals (on local residential projects) , no inspections (on residential only), and no nonsense!  We can fund deals in one week comfortably and have even quicker if necessary.

We pride ourselves on customer relations, problem solving, and p[providing an experience unlike the rest!

Want to apply today?  Feel free to give us a call at (303) 567-6334!

9NEWS: Denver home sales hit record high in July

The average single-family home price in Denver catapulted to over $600,000

REACTION:  Just a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Denver real estate market is already recovering and breaking records.  Prior to the pandemic hitting our world, the average single-family home price in Denver had just broken into the $500,000 threshold.  Just a few months later, amid a worldwide pandemic, the average sale price of single-family homes in Denver has now exceeded $600,000.  This is not only a very impressive number, but an all-time record for Denver!

The recovery became prevalent in June 2020 when the Denver market set a record for pending sales in the market.  The plethora of pending sales in June transpired to a record-breaking month of closings in July 2020.  Not only has our market recovered, but it is thriving.  It is safe to expect a slight softening of the market with rates increasing slightly, but there is no doubt the Denver market will remain strong.  

So, what does this mean for Colorado home buyers as a whole?  With the average single-family homes price in Denver increasing to $600k, we will continue to see buyers pushed out of the Denver Metro area.  Developments are expanding outside of the urban core as our population continues to grow monthly.  Both northern and southern Colorado are growing drastically, and it is exciting to see our state expanding.

Have any questions?  Feel free to give us a call at (303) 567-6334!

Max Miller, Loan Originator

Real Estate Investing During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our world in nearly every way, but how has it affected real estate investment in Colorado?

To be expected, the initial panic in our world caused a slowdown in the real estate market.  Many lenders cut back funding, changed terms drastically, limited programs, and even closed shop.  Wholesale deals dried up, open houses were stopped, and the bidding wars came to a halt.  Deals began falling through as a result, with some lenders changing terms or terminating deals within days of closing.  Investors began panic selling their rental properties, and many flippers stopped in their tracks.  The hospitality real estate market took a big hit, as travel became more limited.  Airbnb bookings vanished, and many expected another real estate crash.

Here at Indicate Capital, we chose to go a different route.  We continued business as usual, while respecting and honoring the stay at home order.  Our phones rang off the hook, email inboxes were full, and the deal flow increased steadily.  Our underwriting system was created for stability during all market fluctuations.  We have been very encouraged by the quick rebound of the Colorado real estate market, especially in our niche investment sector.  This difficult time in our world has provided great opportunity, and we pride ourselves in making these opportunities a reality for our clients.

It is safe to say the COVID-19 pandemic hurt real estate investing in Colorado in the short term.  That being said, the market has rebounded incredibly, and the industry is booming.  Bad lenders, agents, investors, and brokers are being weeded out through this transition, and the industry is becoming more refined then before.

If you have any questions about REI during COVID-19, give us a call at (303) 567-6334!

– Max Miller, Loan Originator