About Us

We have been in business since 2000 and have become a premier commercial real estate software and data company.

Our enterprise software, Backshop, facilitates online life of the deal management and is used by all types of originators and asset managers including private equity funds, banks, insurance companies, REITS and CMBS players.

Our retail software, CMBS.com, is used by brokers, owners and other commercial real estate professionals to find, value and transact CRE deals resulting in smarter and smoother online deal making.

Our major “break-through” is providing web-based analytical tools that underwriters use to run property, debt and equity cash flows for all different types of commercial real estate properties.

CMBS.com and Backshop are based in beautiful Sausalito, CA.

Jim Flaherty
President & CEO

Jim Flaherty is CEO of CMBS.com and the creator of the Backshop loan origination system. He is a trained credit professional with experience installing enterprise underwriting systems for commercial real estate lenders, rating agencies and investors. During his 25-year career, Mr. Flaherty has founded two companies that have successfully streamlined the origination process for the nation’s leading commercial real estate lenders.

Read more about The history of Backshop and CMBS.com on Flaherty’s CMBS 2.0 Blog.