Thousands of real estate loans
In-depth knowledge of real estate structure and finance.
Douglas A. Batson
Every day Doug Batson accesses more than forty years of insurance, securities, retail banking, real estate and commercial mortgage banking experience on behalf of his clients. As president of Bankers Capital Corporation, he has facilitated the placement of millions of dollars in permanent, construction, and development financing for thousands of projects spanning a wide range of real estate product types.
Douglas is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and served as an officer in the United States Air Force, completing his Vietnam-era service with an Honorable Discharge. After his military service, Doug began his banking career in the field of single-family finance, working for the mortgage division of the original Lubbock National Bank, a bank that serviced more single-family mortgage loans than any other bank in Texas. This position took Doug to Amarillo and Austin where he made FHA, VA, and Conventional single-family residential mortgage loans.
In 1975, Doug accepted a position with City Bank, now Frost Bank. It was there he supervised the bank’s considerable office and banking facilities, oversaw the construction of new drive-through facilities, the remodeling of numerous banking departments and new tenant finish-out, and served as the leasing agent for the downtown office tower, while simultaneously managing a portfolio of construction loans for bank clients. In 1978, Doug implemented a sizable energy conservation project on the downtown bank building that received a national award from the U.S. Department of Energy and which was featured in an article in Texas Monthly Magazine.
His experience in retail banking took him to El Paso, Texas, where he worked for the predecessors to JP Morgan Chase National Bank. As Senior Vice President, he directed the commercial real estate, and mortgage servicing and lending sectors for eight banks in the El Paso system. Major real estate projects included Embassy Suites Hotels in El Paso and Lubbock, multiple HUD Multi-Family projects in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and land development and multi-purpose subdivisions including Cielo Durado, a high-end, fly-in subdivision developed in New Mexico. He developed unique skills in Mexican loan programs and became a published author on articles concerning Maquiladora finance.
Six years in Victoria, Texas, broadened Doug’s banking and lending experience as president of a finance corporation for a twenty-three bank holding company now under the Wells Fargo flag. While there, he also served as a director for an SBA Small Business Investment Corporation and as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Houston-Victoria.
In 1989 the Batson family returned to Austin where Doug established Bankers Capital Corporation as a commercial mortgage banking company to assist clients trying to survive the difficult recession adversely affecting Texas. With his in-depth knowledge of real estate structure and finance, Doug defined a corporate business structure that assured that the company could survive any recessionary climate and would involve Doug in every project undertaken by the company.
In 2006, with the support of the Small Business Administration in Houston and Washington, D.C., he became a founding board member of the Community Certified Development Corporation based in Houston, Texas. Since its inception, the Community CDC has underwritten and approved more than one hundred SBA 504 real estate loans.
In 2014, Bankers Capital expanded operations to the DFW Metroplex to work on a $125mm project in the exploding real estate development area of west Plano known as Legacy.