The Alison Company, founded in 1934, is a commercial real estate mortgage banking firm operating in the United States.
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. Alison merged with Phoenix based Access Commercial Mortgage in 1999.
At the present time, The Alison Company is a servicing correspondent with regional or nationwide representation for the following lenders: Aegon USA Realty Advisors, Omaha Woodmen Life, Standard Mortgage Investors, LLC, Southern Farm Bureau Life, National Life-Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Farm Family Life, Symetra Life, American Family Life, and American Equity Investment 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 has been in business for over 76 years. 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 four offices in Newport Beach and Los Angeles, Scottsdale, and Las Vegas.