The Denton Realty Company's special assets services are focused on asset value protection. We take the time to evaluate the circumstances and options, then we develop a resolution plan and execute in collaboration with the lender and its legal counsel.

Ed Denton has significant experience in commercial real estate lender consulting, receivership and brokerage which resulted in the resolution of over $750 million of distressed commercial real estate loans.  Our problem solving process is holistic with the key objective being resolution.  Whether achieved through borrower workout/forbearance, note sale, foreclosure, reinvestment/repositioning, receiver sale or traditional real estate brokerage, our goal is to maximize value.

Having facilitated dozens of distressed property takeovers, Mr. Denton draws on invaluable experience to ensure a smooth transition of property management if/when necessary.

  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Underwriting Analysis
  • Asset Management
  • Note Sales
  • Expert Witness
  • Court Appointed Receiver
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Physical Inspections
  • Market Analysis
  • Workout Strategies

Property Types

  • Lodging / Hospitality
  • Commercial
  • Multifamily
  • Self Storage
  • Investment Residential

Receivership Experience

  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia


Case Studies


A community  Bank engaged Mr. Denton with less than two weeks notice to takeover a portfolio of ten apartment properties. Mr. Denton was appointed as receiver by a Virginia Circuit Court under an emergency court order and then immediately took over possession and management of the properties.  After stabilizing the assets and addressing immediate tenant and life-safety concerns during the first 45 days, Mr. Denton developed and executed a marketing strategy for the portfolio.  After receiving multiple offers, he negotiated the sale of the properties individually to maximize value.  The portfolio sold for 98% of the appraised value and the Bank was able to book a recovery.



When a regional bank needed to assess its commercial real estate portfolio exposure, Ed Denton was on the case. Traveling to five states and visiting more than a dozen properties, Mr. Denton and his colleagues prepared comprehensive property inspection reports, including opinions of value, practical market intelligence and strategic advice to the lender for each credit. Mr. Denton testified as an expert witness and in several cases served as court appointed receiver for the bank's collateral in jurisdictions throughout Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.