Thinking of Making the Jump to a Remote Office? Look Before You Leap.

Why Being In The Same Room Can’t Be Duplicated I’ve read the headlines for years about the coming age of the remote workplace.  It keeps cars off of congested roads, gives overburdened workers flexibility, and provides work-life balance to a generation that craves it.  What could possibly go wrong?  As … Read More

Desperation Can Bring About The Best Solutions

I’ve been part of an organization called Young President’s Organization for some time–for over nine years now, and we get regular email communications on a daily basis, various deals and what not, and one day, I got one about someone who wanted to finance their commercial real estate. I responded … Read More

What Is the Best Kept Secret of Commercial Real Estate?

I’ve said for many many years the best kept secret of commercial real estate financing is the SBA 504 loan and the reason for that is the third reason why people would use an SBA 504 loan is the below market long term fixed interest rate on that SBA guaranteed … Read More

Why Don’t More Business Owners Buy Their Own Buildings?

So, why don’t more business owners buy their own buildings? I think a lot of it comes down to fear of the unknown. They don’t know the process; they don’t know how easy it can be; perhaps there’s some concern about dealing with bankers. The reputation of bankers has taken … Read More

The Number One Mistake People Make

So the number one mistake I hear quite regularly when people are convinced they want to own commercial real estate for their business is they immediately rush out, well–frankly, they go online and start looking at space in their city in their square footage requirements, what have you, or they … Read More

What does it take to qualify for the SBA 504 loan?

#1: Own a majority of the real estate. One of the qualifications for a SBA 504 loan is the square footage of the real estate you’re getting into. Are you going to occupy at least 51%, a simple majority? If you’re not, then you may not qualify for an SBA … Read More

Top 3 reasons the SBA 504 loan is better than commercial loans

#1: The down payment. The SBA 504 loan is better in terms of the down payment. We’re typically half to one third the down payment that an ordinary bank would require. So talking about a million-dollar purchase, you’re probably close to $100k as your down payment with us. With a … Read More

Should I Buy or Lease an Office Building?

So, I get this question a lot: Should I buy or lease? I have often told people when they’re starting out, it’s kinda funny. Someone will hear me speak somewhere or they’ll read a quote of mine in some media publication somewhere and they’re so excited and they want to … Read More

Chris Hurn Awarded Coleman’s SBA 504 Lender of the Year

Congratulations to our CEO and founder, Chris Hurn, on being named Coleman Report’s 2017 SBA 504 Lenders of the Year! He is one of five recipients to receive the honor. Chris and his team have collectively funded more than $26 billion in SBA 504 projects over the past 20 years. … Read More