History

The Alison Company, founded in 1934, is a commercial real estate mortgage banking firm operating in the southwestern US and originating commercial real estate loans nationwide.

Since its founding, The Alison Company has primarily functioned as a loan correspondent for various life insurance companies. Some of our historical relationships have included Travelers Insurance Company, Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Monarch Life Insurance Company, National Reserve Life Insurance Company, Banner Life Insurance Company, Republic National Insurance Company, Phoenix Home Life, The Hartford, Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society, Great Northern Annuity Life Insurance Company (GNA), StanCorp Mortgage Investors, L.L.C., The J. David Gladstone Institutes, and The Equitable/DLJ’s CMBS division, Column Financial. The business is oriented toward income-producing real estate and concentrated in institutional property.

Run for three generations by the Alison Family, the company grew from one small mortgage banking office in Beverly Hills to three large full service commercial real estate offices covering all of southern California. Current ownership succeeded the Alison Family in 1996. At that time the board of directors decided to refocus the company’s efforts on its traditional mortgage banking role; broadening its lender base and growing its loan servicing platform.  Alison merged with Phoenix based Access Commercial Mortgage in 1999 and affiliated with San Diego based Cornerstone Realty Finance in 2014. 

At the present time, The Alison Company is a servicing correspondent with regional or nationwide representation for the following lenders: Aegon USA Realty Advisors, American Equity Investment Life, American Family Life, American United Life, Omaha Woodmen Life, Sentinel Asset Management-Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Southern Farm Bureau Life, Standard Mortgage Investors, LLC, Symetra Life, and United Farm Family Life. The Company also maintains preferred relationships with other life insurance companies and CMBS lenders. CMBS sub-servicing contracts include arrangements with Wells Fargo and Key Bank.

The Alison Company enjoys an excellent reputation in Southern California and celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2014.  The Company handles a multitude of real estate transactions and the experience of its key personnel exceeds a combined term of over 100 years. The Company provides its services to many borrowers, ranging from large institutions to individual investors.  The Alison Company operates from five offices in Newport Beach and Los Angeles, Scottsdale, San Diego and Las Vegas.