Michael O’Mara

Michael O’Mara

Real Estate Specialist
New York, NY
Due DiligenceFinancial ModelingMortgage OriginationProcess ImprovementReal Estate LendingUnderwriting

About me

  • Michael is a commercial real estate specialist with over 10 years of experience including origination, underwriting, marketing, operational process improvement, and investor relations.
  • Michael’s investment experience began at a distressed debt investment firm, where he was responsible for the construction of financial models to value distressed corporate credit and negotiate the purchase of the debt at a discount.
  • He transitioned into commercial real estate with Paradigm Capital. As the Director of Origination & Underwriting, he created and/or underwrote more than $200MM in transactions and oversaw a 140% increase in capital outlaid during his tenure as compared to 5 years prior. Additionally, he refined the company’s underwriting and due diligence processes; reducing average transactions lead time by 32.5% by designing and implementing a standardized practice.
  • At Watermarc Capital, he expanded his commercial real estate investment experience to include property and non-performing note acquisitions.


Watermarq Capital Partners, Head Underwriter

May 2019 – Feb 2020

  • Managed underwriting & acquisitions/ loan processing operations
  • Created content for all Debt & Equity OMs

Paradigm Capital Group, Director of Originations & Underwriting

July 2013- Feb 2019

  • Mortgage Originations
  • Financial Modeling
  • Underwriting & Due Diligence Management
  • Investor Relations

Chapter Capital, Management Associate

May 2010 – July 2013

  • Analyzed corporate & capital structure of U.S. based firms in Chapter 11 or 7 bankruptcy


Dataccount Inc., Marketing Assistant

Oct 2009 – May 2010

  • Planned & executed marketing campaigns focused on not-for-profit organizations
  • Developed Telesales scripts & managed leads

Michael O’Mara

Remote Management Consulting

Business Continuity