Morris, Smith & Feyh, Inc.
Mr. Morris is the Chief Executive Officer and President of MS&F. Over the past twenty-four years while serving as a cofounder of MS&F he has been directly involved in the placement of $3.1 billion of debt for all classes of commercial real estate properties. After attending Marietta College, he formed his own mortgage banking company, Morris Company Incorporated, in 1980 and in a three year period originated over $300 million of conventional mortgage loans and numerous issues of tax-exempt credit enhancement bonds for a leading NYSE member.
During this period, Mr. Morris was able to establish correspondent relationships with several institutional lenders, which formed the catalyst in 1985 to merge Morris Company, Incorporated into the present company. Over the past decade he has been instrumental in seeing MS&F triple in size and diversifying its business lines to provide financing for all types of commercial and investment real estate properties located throughout the continental United States. is has been accomplished with the continual emphasis on increasing and strengthening the lender relationships, expanding marketing and customer service efforts, employing quality personnel and technology. Mortgage loan servicing has become an integral component of MS&F as most correspondent lending relationships have increased demands placed on them by rating and regulatory agencies. Mr. Morris has steered the company to meet today’s challenging and competitive environment by committing significant Company resources. Mr. Morris oversees all mortgage loan origination activities and actively works with borrowers while developing and maintaining relationships with financial institutions. At the end of 2008 MS&F held a loan-servicing portfolio approaching $1 Billion and has averaged approximately $180 million of loan placement volume annually for the past 10 years. In 2008 MS&F arranged $194 million in financing. Additionally, he coordinates the related investment and development activities of the Company through various related partnerships and corporations.
Mr. Morris is the majority shareholder of the Company and he has also periodically given lectures to numerous business groups and participates in various charitable endeavors.