Sandford Birdsey


Sandford Birdsey has over 25 years of experience in commercial mortgage real estate. He is the founder, President and CEO of The Birdsey Group, which includes Birdsey Residential Group, Birdsey Commercial Group, Birdsey Property Solutions and Birdsey Construction Management. Prior to establishing Birdsey Group, Mr. Birdsey held executive roles at GMACCM/MortgageRamp and Univest Financial Services. Mr. Birdsey’s specific work history includes directing the real estate consulting effort for loan portfolio securitizations totaling over 4,000 properties with over $25 billion in loan value. He has been responsible for all real estate analysis for many seasoned portfolio CMBS transactions and B piece acquisitions for clients such as Blackrock Capital/UBS, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, Protective Life Insurance, Credit Suisse First Boston, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Midland, and many others. Mr. Birdsey is a past associate member and former President of the Associate Leadership Committee of the Appraisal Institute. He is also a member of the CRE Finance Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and REGA.

Steve Williams

Managing Director

Steve Williams is responsible for the commercial mortgage team at Birdsey Group. In his role at BGC, Mr. Williams manages a team of underwriters and field service professionals supporting our client’s commercial real estate lending, investing, and trading platforms. Prior to joining The Birdsey Group, Mr. Williams spent over 25 years in the commercial real estate mortgage finance industry in senior positions with VOYA (ING) Investment Management, KeyBank, Cantor Commercial Real Estate, JPMorgan Real Estate, and Bank of America Real Estate Capital Markets

Todd Grashaw

Todd Grashaw has over 20 years of experience in mortgage lending, finance and operations. In his role at Birdsey Group, Mr. Grashaw oversees the residential due diligence and quality control operations. Mr. Grashaw joined Birdsey group in May, 2016 as an executive management consultant to build/expand the residential diligence business and is instrumental in the strategic development of the platform. Mr. Grashaw has extensive experience in underwriting, transaction management and diligence working for firms including Goldman Sachs, Fannie Mae, Altisource, GMAC Mortgage and Luminent Mortgage Capital.