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Guardian Leadership Joins Community Bankers at 2014 Western Independent Bankers Annual Conference in Tucson

Mar 19, 2014

Note: As of January 1, 2016, Guardian was rebranded as Sortis Capital. Prior articles refer to the firm under its former name.

A major event in the independent banking industry is coming up this week, and Guardian’s leadership is excited to be involved. The 2014 Western Independent Bankers Association’s Annual Conference will begin on Saturday, March 22, and run through Wednesday March 26 in Tucson, AZ. Guardian’s own Managing Director Michael Sander will be in attendance, as well as Development Director Lucy Howell.

"The past 5 years have presented some major challenges to community and independent banks across the country, and Guardian has been able to help many institutions work through distressed situations and resolve complex loan portfolio sales to continue on the road to recovery and regain a stronger foothold in their respective communities," said Guardian Managing Director, Michael Sander. "We are pleased to celebrate the achievements of these teams of hard-working individuals at this year’s WIB Annual Conference and the true entrepreneurship and innovation that has been required through this most difficult cycle." Guardian has worked along side community banks through advisory services, loan sale facilitation, debt restructuring, and capital necessary to overcome a wide range of distressed situations. Read their success stories here.

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About the Western Bankers Association’s 2014 Annual Conference

Leveraging innovative strategies to grow and prosper is the focus of the 2014 Western Independent Bankers Annual Conference – we will explore ways to forge new trails in innovation and examine cutting-edge growth strategies during these changing and challenging times. Updates on key industry issues with clear take-aways will be provided, and you will hear from the leading experts on developing actionable innovation and growth enterprise strategies that can be immediately applied in today's banks.

About Guardian

Guardian provides comprehensive investment banking solutions to a national real estate market. With a specialization in principal investment, M&A, restructuring, loan sales, lending and asset management, Guardian delivers results to asset managers, financial institutions and investors. Through an innovative process that combines capital market experience and local market knowledge, Guardian brings cutting-edge technology to the real estate market, offering a unique combination of expertise for assets and transactions of all types and sizes. The firm leverages the Guardian MarketMaker platform to efficiently connect buyers and sellers dealing in properties, single-asset and portfolio loans, and land assets. To date, Guardian's team has closed more than $10 billion in total capital market transactions. Guardian has offices in Atlanta, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Princeton, Ft. Lauderdale, Irvine, and Washington D. C. as a result of its rapid nationwide expansion.

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