The 3X Growth Process

Generate Better Lending Terms and Faster Portfolio Growth

How the 3X Growth Process Can Help

The 3X Growth Process is a 4-step method used by commercial real estate operators to close deals 3X bigger than they have to-date.





Litmus Testing


Many operators struggle to convince lenders they have a sensible business plan, understand their deal’s key risk factors, and how to manage them effectively. This is how we convince them.

DLS Deal Analysis and Doc Enhancements
DLS UW & Doc Enhancements

Sample Deal Analysis & Doc Enhancements

“Litmus Testing helps operators “look the part” of highly seasoned real estate professionals by identifying weaknesses in their business plans, bios, and operations, and outlining a strategic plan to mitigate these issues before approaching lenders.

There are 4 components to our Litmus Testing process:

Objection Smoothing


To get best pricing, sponsors must reconcile key issues and risk factors (i.e. underwriting assumptions, net worth of recourse guarantors) that make their deal appear less attractive to prospective lenders.

Snapshots of Sample Client Offering Memo

There’s a pronounced difference between knowing your business plan “in general”, knowing the plan of execution, and knowing how you intend to mitigate all of the risks. Get this right, and you will receive faster lender response times, increased lender interest, fewer lender rejections, more negotiating leverage, and better loan terms.

There are 5 components to our Objection Smoothing process:

Loan De-Risking


Lenders want to fund deals, but Sponsors need to make sure the details of their loan offers are as attractive as the preliminary loan quote.

Snapshots of Sample DLS-Negotiated Term Sheet Improvements

The DLS Loan De-Risking Process is a 4-step method that has proven to generate better financing terms and/or improved loan pricing.

There are 4 components to our Loan De-Risking process:

Fact Filtering


“Fact Filtering” is the process of making sure you don’t overshare or say anything that can get your loan offer pulled.

Snapshots of Fact-Filtering Correspondence

There’s a thin line between being transparent and oversharing.  Getting through a lender’s due diligence process is a nuanced ballet of timing, accuracy, presentation, and discernment.   Disclosing a piece of information too soon, too late, that wasn’t necessary, or not at all can be the difference between a “Yes” and a “No”. In this regard, our clients call us the “cheat code” because we know the answers to the test. 

There are 4 components to our Fact Filtering process: