Michael Berke is the Founder of Tempo Capital Group, a Chicago based real estate financing firm specializing in the homebuilding industry. Michael provides builders & residential land developers reliable and timely capital for their projects nationally. He’s an advocate for his builder/developer clients, negotiating and delivering the best overall financing package available on the market. Tempo Capital provides debt, equity and land bank funding through a deep network of private capital groups, debt funds, banks, equity funds, family offices and other private investment sources. His goal is to bring certainty to the financing process so builders can focus on building and growing their business.
Prior to Tempo, Michael was a builder & developer for 18 years, developing subdivisions and projects in the Chicago area. He also was the CFO of a regional homebuilding company, and began his career as a financial analyst for one of Chicago’s largest banking groups.
Michael’s unique background, and ability to think like a developer, separates him from others in financing. He understands how best to position projects for funding, terms that are most beneficial and competitive, ways to protect downside risk, and steps necessary to close complex transactions. His tenured relationships, as well as his constant pursuit of new, innovative, industry specific capital, gives Tempo Capital a competitive edge.