Author Archives: TomPowell

About TomPowell

Senior Managing Partner of Resolute Capital Partners. As chief strategist I combine my education and proven expertise in raising private capital, innovative deal structure, risk mitigation, portfolio management, and distressed debt recovery to lead the Resolute Capital team in building a cross-pollination program of Foreign Direct Investment between Asia and the United States. In 1999, I founded and led the growth of ELP Capital, Inc, a mortgage banking investment company. In addition I served as the Senior Managing Director for ELP Capital’s affiliated investment company - ELP Capital Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor for the ELP Capital Family of Funds, Institutional Investors, and wealthy individuals. I began my career with Wells Fargo Bank when I was recruited in 1988 for a management position in business banking for the Silicon Valley market. I was instrumental in the architecture, development, and initial application of Wells Fargo's Officer Sales Training programs, led two separate branch offices to top 5 overall rankings, and in 1990 was named as one of the youngest Vice Presidents in the Company’s 140-year history. I am a widely sought after speaker, international guest lecturer, and am an Instructor in the Office of Executive Education at Harvard University. In addition, I publish a weekly economic newsletter and podcast The Powell Perspective. I am involved in numerous community and industry groups. Specialties:An innovative investment manager with particular expertise in credit risk analysis, distressed debt recovery, and deal structure. I understand the practical application of money management in response to risk on both Wall Street and Main Street.

A Return To Risk

That’s Mr. Risk to You, Real-Estate Investor Whether you are looking to invest in commercial property or a new primary residence, the opportunities in the current real-estate downturn are nearly everywhere you look, even Detroit. The pressure to lock in low mortgage rates has many investors champing at the bit. Plus, the approaching December 1st deadline for obtaining the American […]

Putting Money Back To Work

Mr Money – Unemployed A Slice of Real Estate Pie             Investors know that building a solid portfolio involves striking a balance between producing high returns and protecting the portfolio’s assets. The underlying factor in both of these is risk. However, our desire to manage risk does not mean we need to sacrifice high returns, and that is the beauty […]

Don’t Want To Pay? Mortgage Rates Will Break Your Legs

Last week, Freddie Mac reported that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate was 5.38 percent, down from the prior week’s 5.59 percent tally. In June alone, the rates have fluctuated an average of one quarter of a percent each week. The news is grim for anyone trying their luck at purchasing when rates hit their absolute lowest. But, many buyers are […]