Access Point Financial Appoints Michael Lipson as New Company CEO

40-year veteran of financial, asset management and banking services takes helm as APF ramps up lending operations due to improving hospitality markets.

22 March 2021
New APF Logo

ATLANTA - Access Point Financial, LLC (APF), a leading direct lender and specialty finance company focused exclusively on the hospitality industry, has today announced the appointment of Michael Lipson as Chief Executive Officer. Also continuing his role as Chairman of the Board for APF, Lipson possesses more than 40 years of financial and banking expertise. In his new role as CEO of the organization, he will be responsible for spearheading the expansion of lending services available to hoteliers, as market conditions continue to improve.

Prior to working with Access Point Financial, Lipson held several notable leadership roles where he leveraged his skills in financing and asset management to ensure client satisfaction and profitability. This includes serving as Senior Vice President- Multifamily Asset Management & Operations for Freddie Mac. Other previous roles also include serving as President and CEO for Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, and as President and Founder for Lexington Mortgage Company.

"Both the hospitality and commercial real estate industries are beginning to demonstrate signs of market growth in many regions, and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a strong and focused organization like APF at a time when clients are in need of financial resources to ensure a full and seamless recovery," said Lipson. "In light of current market conditions, we are further excited to announce that APF is reenergizing its lending operation to accommodate our clients' growing financial needs and look forward to working with each new client in identifying a loan structure that is tailored to their business goals.

Access Point Financial currently offers a range of loan options to suit any specific financing requirements. This includes access to capex, bridge, construction, and mezzanine/preferred equity loan programs. With the capex program, hoteliers can obtain the capital needed for renovations, property improvement plans (PIPs) and for furniture, fixture, and equipment (FF&E) needs. APF's bridge program is also available for acquisitions, conversions, refinancing of maturing debt, or for newly constructed hotels lacking an operating history.

In addition to naming Lipson as CEO, APF is also expanding its team to meet the increased demand for financial solutions resulting from improving market conditions. This includes ongoing recruitment efforts for business development, underwriting and asset management roles. For career opportunities, please click here.

For more information on Access Point Financials comprehensive portfolio of hospitality-focused financial services, Please visit

About Access Point Financial

Founded in 2011, Atlanta-based Access Point Financial, LLC (APF) is a direct hospitality lender that provides bridge, capex, construction, mezzanine, preferred equity and permanent financing to qualified hoteliers throughout the United States & Canada. APF"s loan programs are flexible and are typically used for refinance, construction take-out, renovations or brand-mandated PIPs, and value-add transactions, such as asset repositioning, hotel conversions and ground up construction. APF"s programs are designed specifically for the hospitality industry and offer an alternative to traditional bank financing. APF understands the complexities of the industry and are uniquely positioned to customize its loan programs to meet the needs of its clients even during periods of volatility.

Return to overview

Access Point Financial, LLC

One Ravinia Drive, 9th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30346
United States
Phone: +1 404 382 9599

Andrea Mane

Phone: + 1 407 905 0608