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Mr. Jeff Wheeler

Wrong Jeff Wheeler?

Managing Partner

Red Legacy LLC
4717 Central Street
Kansas City , Missouri 64112
United States

Company Description: RED Legacy creates superlative commercial real estate developments around the country. Fired from that same single-minded drive that drove her sister company, RED...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • BS/BA , Finance
    Missouri State University
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Jeff Wheeler | RED Legacy
redlegacy.com, 20 Aug 2014 [cached]
Jeff Wheeler
Managing Partner
Jeff Wheeler joined the company in 2010 and is RED Legacy's Chief Operations Officer and head of capital markets activities. He oversees the finance, IT, and HR functions as well and initiates and executes relationships for both debt and equity solutions. The combination of his two decades in finance, along with his innovative thinking and management experience, make him an astute financial strategist with an exceptionally high batting average for closing deals.
Prior to joining RED, Jeff was Chairman and CEO of the $2 billion financial institution Hillcrest Bank of Kansas City, where he developed, refined, and implemented corporate strategies, policies, goals, and objectives. During his 20 years in banking, he developed a core competency in real estate lending and managed more than $3.5 billion in loan originations to the nation's top developers and investors. Jeff holds a BS/BA in Finance from Missouri State University and is an active member of ICSC and ULI.
Press Archives | Hillcrest Bank
www.hillcrestbank.com, 29 April 2009 [cached]
Hillcrest Bancshares Names Jeffrey F. Wheeler Chairman & CEO
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(OVERLAND PARK, Kansas) - Hillcrest Bancshares announced today that Jeffrey F. Wheeler has been promoted to chairman of the board & CEO of Overland Park, KS-based Hillcrest Bank.
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"Jeff Wheeler's financial management expertise, combined with his deep relationships in the business community, will continue to guide Hillcrest Bank's growth in market share, core deposits, credit quality and superior customer service," said Davies.
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"We will miss Tom's leadership on a day-to-day basis, and we look forward to his continued involvement, enthusiasm and strong community and charitable endeavors on behalf of Hillcrest Bank," said Wheeler.
Mr. Wheeler has been an executive at Hillcrest Bank since 1994 and has served as President and member of the board since 2007. Before being named President, Mr. Wheeler was Executive Vice President and head of commercial real estate lending. He is a former bank examiner with the Missouri Division of Finance and is a longtime Kansas City area resident.
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"Together with Jeff and our associates, we have built a remarkable institution that is renowned for the strong relationships we forge with our customers.
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I am confident that Jeff will continue the bank's remarkable trajectory of sound execution, growth and profitability."
Loans in California, Florida and Arizona ...
leasingnews.org, 7 Mar 2012 [cached]
Loans in California, Florida and Arizona - three real estate trouble spots - were part of the bank's portfolio but limited to 18 percent of loans," then Hillcrest CEO Jeff Wheeler had said."
It’s our core competency,” ...
www.joethomasrealestate.com, 22 Oct 2010 [cached]
It’s our core competency,” Hillcrest CEO Jeff Wheeler had said in early 2008 when he was president.

At the time, Hillcrest had a greater exposure to construction and land development loans than any bank in the Kansas City area. But its managers believed the exposure was manageable, in part because the loans weren’t focused here.

Hillcrest’s portfolio was spread across 42 states, and it financed projects for developers who operated in several states. Loans in California, Florida and Arizona — three real estate trouble spots — were part of the bank’s portfolio but limited to 18 percent of loans, Wheeler had said.

In the bank’s 2007 annual report, management had acknowledged emerging real estate problems and told shareholders they’d been “pro-active” and set aside reserves to cover potential losses “well ahead of the curve.”

But the unending slide in property values forced the bank to set aside more and more of its own earnings and then most of its capital backing to cover potential losses on the loans secured by the real estate.

These moves produced $146.4 million in financial losses for the bank during 2009 and the first half of this year.

"Customer use of Hillcrest ...
www.tmcnet.com, 24 Aug 2010 [cached]
"Customer use of Hillcrest Bank's mobile Web service rose 40% in the past 60 days with iPhones representing 28%," stated Jeffrey Wheeler, CEO, Hillcrest Bank.
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