About UsThe 8558 Group
is a privately held, fully integreated real estate consulting firm with more than 40 years of hands-on, cycle tested experience in the restructuring of commercial real estate debt.
The company was founded by Tom Liber in 1980 and over the past 40 years has specialized in business reorganization and debt restructuring. In late 2007, 8558 directed its focus and specialization to commercial real estate loan restructuring and discounted payoff settlement. Since 2007 the firm has restructured and or settled over $10 billion in commercial real estate debt. The firm has developed unique access to and credible professional relationships with lender decision makers including special servicers, CCRs, loan officers, fund managers, and financial advisors that effect negotiated debt restructuring, modiﬁcations or DPOs. These relationships are built upon the vast experience of our team and the massive volume of distressed commercial real estate loans which will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.
With a 40-year history of specializing in start-ups, turnarounds, and workouts, Tom Liber brings an unparalleled breadth of experience and knowledge to the disciplines of business finance:
- Start-ups: Tom has done strategic plan development, structuring, and facilitating of “early stage” financing for innumerable start-up businesses throughout his career.
- Turnarounds: Tom’s experience has included service as an interim Senior Officer, managing the reorganization of business enterprises, including overseeing the management of companies through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization process.
- Business Transition and Workout Advisory Services: By advising both borrowers and financial institutions on the restructuring of their debt and offering creative win-win debt settlement solutions for both, Tom has developed one of the major commercial debt restructuring, modification, and mediation advisory businesses in the U.S.
- Restructuring and Settlements: Much of The 8558 Group’s success in negotiating the restructuring and/or settlement of more than $10 billion in commercial debt over the last seven years is based upon Tom Liber’s skill and sensitivity as a negotiator and the respect he has earned throughout the lending industry. Tom’s relationships throughout the lending industry are unparalleled. His services are sought out by not only borrowers but lenders, servicers, and CMBS CCR’s as well.
Tom holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.