No gov’t shutdown will stop us from closing deals!

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A poll last week showed that 82% of Americans feel unaffected by the government shutdown. I know that many small businesses fall in the other 18%… especially the ones trying to close on CRE without SBA authorization for their SBA 504 loan. We’re working overtime to approve and close loans that have been stalled by the shutdown. The newswires picked up our effort. You can read one of those here: Fountainhead Commercial Capital Will Fund SBA Real Estate Loans During Shutdown, for more information. And yes, we’re even closing unauthorized SBA 504 loans for other lenders. Fountainhead is funding conventional … Read More

We can save your transaction despite the shutdown

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Yesterday was another standoff in Washington and the shutdown lives on. Life in the real world continues, although I know many of you have deals that have been impacted and stopped dead in their tracks because of this impasse. That said, Fountainhead is funding SBA 504 loans, well, basically we are. If you go to www.sba.gov, it’s closed. You won’t/can’t get an SBA authorization right now until the government re-opens and even then, it’ll take weeks for them to get through the backlog. But, we’ve already closed unauthorized 504 loans – several times, in fact — meaning there’s no official … Read More

Do you have a deal with an imminent closing hung up by the shutdown?

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I’ve often said, “We can SAVE A DEAL.” Now is the time we’d like to prove that to you. We don’t want small business owners or your CDC to be hurt because our elected officials in DC can’t work together for the moment. We’re funding loans!We can still close on an unauthorized 504 loan. Yes, you really did just read that correctly: an unauthorized 504 loan (meaning it’s a 504 project, but SBA hasn’t approved it “officially” yet, so no SBA Authorization exists yet on the deal). We’ll close those, too, for you and your clients. In fact, we closed … Read More

Thank you for the opportunity to serve

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I appreciate the many opportunities this year to serve business owners and our referral partners by financing their commercial real estate. Fountainhead is honored to have closed loans on properties from Florida all the way out to California/Washington/Oregon and back up to North Carolina/Georgia and many places between. The stories that trickle back because of businesses now owning their commercial real estate are truly amazing. New jobs, revenue growth, financial security, wealth creation, and the list goes on. Our referral partners’ stories are just as exciting as we’re able to work together for the success of their clients. As we … Read More

Are you ready to grow your business?

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We have put the infrastructure in place for 2019 to be a year of major growth. We might even have a SHOCKING new announcement coming very early in the New Year… Fountainhead is ready to partner with you to close more commercial loans for your clients than ever before. Bill.com just surveyed the owners of 1,700 small and mid-sized businesses and 83% said that now is a good time to invest as 2019 begins. There’s no better investment for a smart business owner than buying his or her commercial real estate to position them for future wealth. As a referral … Read More

Take the 2019 challenge!

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Before you disconnect for some holiday down time with family and friends, I want to challenge you on a 2019 business goal. 2019 CHALLENGE Whether you own a business or serve those who do, what will you do to position 2019 and beyond to be a year of growth and success? If you’re reading this newsletter today, that means commercial real estate is a part of your work or business in some form or fashion. I’m challenging you to step out with courage and consider owning CRE as part of your strategy for growth and the future. If you’re one … Read More

41 set the bar high.

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Yesterday was quite a day in our nation’s capital as we celebrated the life and leadership of George H.W. Bush, our 41st President. I was fortunate to be in Washington, D.C. earlier this week at a conference for small business lenders, and a couple of my friends and I got to go to the Capitol and pay our respects to President Bush, in-person. These keepsakes (front and back are pictured here) were given to visitors in the Rotunda.  THANK YOU, Mr. President. Humanity is better off from your efforts. Great father, doting husband, war hero, smart statesman and patriarch of … Read More

Get ready for a successful 2019 now!

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I hear people already reflecting on 2018 and discussing hopes for the new year in business. Dreams are great, but I believe in positioning a business to fulfill those dreams with a strategic plan to grow. I recently read Business News Daily’s online 20 Trends and Predictions for 2019. There were some interesting ideas in it and worth a three minute read. The best thing I know for you and me to do is position our business clients for growth and wealth by owning their commercial real estate. Fountainhead was excited to do that for more business owner’s than ever … Read More

$ for Owners and Referral Partners

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I’ve been fortunate to travel or do business in almost every state in our great country. I love seeing the sights, but most of all, I enjoy meeting people like you who are getting it done every day. Fountainhead is a national direct commercial lender, so we are privileged to work with business owners and our referral partners all over the country in closing loans on CRE. We’re headquartered in sunny Florida, but 2018 has taken us everywhere from Oregon to North Carolina to a recent closing in San Francisco (see below). I’m in NYC this very morning, in fact, … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours

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It’s been 397 years since that first Thanksgiving meal that started the tradition we all celebrate this Thursday. I am thankful for many things from family to freedom to the opportunity to serve business owners and work with our referral partners who touch commercial real estate in many ways. I wish for each of you a memorable Thanksgiving with family and friends. The Fountainhead team will be out on Thursday and Friday with our families, but I am otherwise available to help you finish strong in 2018. Call or email me anytime. Happy Thanksgiving.