Regardless of the current economic conditions or whether or not we are all navigating through a national pandemic, for business owners, one of the most important steps toward growth is access to capital.
As new businesses open, and as existing businesses look to take the next step, market share becomes the shared target. For those businesses who have successfully navigated their first four quarters or more, staying profitable can still be a challenge without a constant push to innovate and adapt.
Being the hotbed for creative and innovation-driven new businesses that Los Angeles is, it’s no surprise that many of the country’s foremost lending professionals live and work here. From an influx of nominations and suggestions, the Los Angeles Business Journal staff has selected some of the very best of them to be featured in this special Leaders of Influence supplement. We hope you read with interest the profiles of these outstanding financial stewards, along with some basic information about their careers, practice and some relevant recent projects they’ve been involved with.
Los Angeles Business Journal names Paul Rahimian a Leader of Influence in Lending
As CEO and founder of Parkview Financial, Paul Rahimian manages a national debt fund that provides construction financing to ground-up real estate development projects. Through the private fund, the firm provides short-term bridge and construction loans secured by first trust deeds to developers throughout the United States. Since launching the Fund in 2015, Parkview has successfully executed in excess of $1.68 billion in financing for multifamily, retail, office, industrial and mixed-use projects.
Rahimian founded Parkview Financial in early 2009 – during the height of the Great Financial Crisis – and has since originated hundreds of commercial and residential loans. He has been widely recognized as an industry pioneer as he was one of the first to offer complete integration of loan origination and servicing under one roof. In 2020, Parkview Financial had a record-breaking year, providing construction financing for 26 loans totaling more than $600 million nationwide.