Brian Baniqued

"With over 32 years of experience in real estate, Brian Baniqued began his career at the young age of 18 and has since become a seasoned expert. As a 2nd generation broker, he brings a wealth of knowledge as a real estate developer, commercial mortgage broker, and consultant specializing in cash flow opportunities and tax-sheltered income strategies. Brian has managed over 1,000 multifamily apartments nationwide and excels in asset planning for both real estate and startups. Fluent in Tagalog and semi-fluent in French, his expertise covers syndications, financing, and complex investment structures.

Brian founded BCRE (Baniqued Commercial Real Estate) in 1998 and co-founded BG Asset Management in 2018. His diverse accomplishments include competing on American Ninja Warrior (Seasons 7, 8, and 9) and serving as the lead investor and producer of the award-winning movie "Trees of Peace." His clients range from experienced investors and first-time buyers to SBA small business operators, benefiting from his insights into market trends and strategic asset management across the United States.

Brian's professional experience includes roles as Managing Broker & Investment Consultant & Trainer at BCRE & BG Funding, Co-Founder of BG Asset Management, panelist speaker on development, finance, and entrepreneurship, real estate developer, investor, and professional broker. His deep understanding of local, federal, and global economic trends ensures that clients receive the most informed and effective real estate strategies.''

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Shawn Sourgose

Shawn entered the mortgage arena in 2001, learning subprime and hard money lending and the art of structuring a deal. His execution of out-of-the-box approaches to complicated deal structures has allowed Shawn to focus on solutions that have helped many of his clients achieve their objectives.

Shawn has been a licensed broker for almost 20 years and help form several mortgage entities. At one time, he had over 30 agents under his license who consistently closed over $300M a year in subprime loans, with Shawn averaging over $30M a year in hard money loans in the form of bridge and construction lending. Shawn also focused on DRE compliance, marketing strategies and investor/bank relations.

Jeff Spiegel (Advisor)

Jeff Spiegel has been a practicing CPA for over 30 years specializing with
niche clients in real estate financing. Jeff’s dynamic career as a Certified
Public Accountant began to escalate when he established his own full-service,
boutique CPA firm in 1991, with a particular focus in the mortgage banking,
private equity lending, and real estate industries. Prior to founding Spiegel,
Jeff held positions with KPMG and Deloitte & Touche, two of the largest
accounting firms in the world.
Jeff’s experience covers the full range of tax, accounting, audit, and consulting
services. Throughout his career, Jeff has specialized in providing these
services to a wide variety of industries including financial services, real estate,
investment partnerships, professional service firms and e-commerce. His
professional style is to maintain a high-level of visibility and interaction with his
clients throughout the year to stay abreast of developments within their
companies that affect their financial picture.

Due to his vast experience, Jeff is often sought out for speaking
engagements, industry webinars, and providing relevant content for national

He is actively involved in professional organizations related to specific
industries such as the Mortgage Bankers Association, California Mortgage
Bankers Association, National Private Lenders Association, American
Association of Private Lenders, and the California Mortgage Association. Jeff
is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society
of CPAs.
In order to focus on small to mid-size developers and builders, Shawn created Trinity Capital. He honed his underwriting skills and expanded his capabilities which allows him to execute proforma, cash flow, and ROI analysis for select clients. He has developed relationships with many private fund managers and high net worth individuals and through his diverse network of contacts, he understands the ins and outs of the private lending world.

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