The roots of the Carlton Group are in real estate auctions, and the company remains one of the most important loan and REO sale providers in the country. To date, the Carlton Group has sold more than $20 billion in loans and REO assets.

Part of the company's success stems from its proprietary loan trading system. Named CEX MLS, this auction-based system allows loans and REO assets to be bid on a first-come, first-serve basis. Investors interested in purchasing distressed loan assets can do so 24 hours a day in real time, reducing effort spent locating assets and performing due diligence. A set of customized search tools allows buyers and sellers to quickly sort by a wide range of features, providing customized overviews of the types of assets desired.

In addition, the Carlton Group now offers a mobile application for CEX MLS, allowing traders to access the distressed loan and REO system in real time from their mobile phones.

This type of innovation is central to the Carlton Group business model and part of the reason that the firm has developed into a premier provider of alternative equity- and debt-based financing for commercial and residential real estate transactions.

About Gabe Weinert:
An expert in distressed mortgage-backed securities, Gabe Weinert provides valuation services for the Carlton Group. He has also worked with JP Morgan's Investment Bank, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and Emigrant Realty Finance.