New York - 08/09/2019 — Anthony O’Brien, Founder of Real Estate and the Managing Partner of Summit & Crowne Capital Partners has recently been selected as Top Real Estate Lender of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.  

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala; December 7th at the beautiful Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for a night to honor their achievements.

With over 25 years of professional experience as a business executive and visionary in the real estate/hedge fund & energy sector, Mr. O’Brien has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  As a dynamic results-driven leader, Mr. O’Brien has demonstrated success not only as a National Real Estate Lender and international business leader, but in every position he has ever held.  His impressive repertoire of prior roles have included Senior Vice President of Prudential-Bache Securities, Managing Partner of Avatar International Merchant Bancorp, Managing Partner of the hedge fund Spinnaker Partners, and Senior Regional Director of Glacial Energy.  

Within the energy sector Mr. O’Brien helped lead Glacial Energy to unprecedented success, followed that effort by launching Star Gas & Electric Holding before becoming the U.S Managing Director of SFE/FE Energy owned by Summit Energy of Canada.  Mr. O’Brien was tasked with launching their US brands; FE and SFE Energy ESCO’s into the C&I market, opening four States and building a very responsive sales team.  In the first 18 months Mr. O’Brien pushed C&I sales to more than 700,000 mWh, and 1 million Dth of NG. His key areas of expertise include but are not limited to; deregulated energy, natural gas, electricity, supplier, energy solutions, power, service providers, Mr. O’Brien’s expertise in commodities, derivatives, energy futures, market analysis, credit markets, mathematics, and risk modeling has helped Mr. O’Brien advance his professional career. Mr. O’Brien brings an extensive background in capital markets as well as real estate acquisition/disposition operations to Summit & Crowne Capital Partners markets.  Assisting real estate investors with their funding needs while acquiring SFR and multifamily properties for both rehab as well as rental markets. 

Mr. O’Brien earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Michigan State University.The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Mr. O’Brien for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  He is a brilliant, talented and a leader in the Real Estate Lending world and in Business. He was exactly what we were looking for and we know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man.  We also hope to spend time with him at our gala this year at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.”

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. O’Brien has been recognized worldwide and has received many awards, accolades’ and featured in several publications.For 2020 he is being considered for a feature in T.I.P (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, IAOTP’s Lifetime Achievement Award and for the Business Innovator of the Year Award by the International Association of Top Professionals.  For 2019, he was named Top Real Estate Lender of the Year by IAOTP and will be honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.  In 2018 Mr. O’Brien wrote a best seller; The comprehensive guide to private money markets.

Looking back, Mr. O’Brien attributes his success to his perseverance, mentors he has had along the way, and staying passionate in all his business endeavors.  Mr. O’Brien says he has been blessed and he loves doing what he is doing right now within the real estate indusry, and feels this is just the beginning. When he is not working he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. For the future, he will continue to thrive as an entrepreneur and hopes to continue to make a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can. 

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