For business owners in the county, there is no shortage of customers, patrons and clients. Perhaps the biggest challenge of running a restaurant, tech startup, entertainment company, or other business in Los Angeles is finding a loyal audience in the crowd and continually reaching them. New businesses are always opening and contending with the veterans of the area for more market share. 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 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.
PAUL RAHIMIAN, CEO
Area of Expertise: Construction Financing
Parkview Financial CEO Paul Rahimian currently manages a debt fund that provides construction financing to ground-up real estate development projects on a national basis. He founded Parkview Financial in early 2010 and has since originated hundreds of commercial and residential loans, always plying his trademark hands-on management style. Parkview is widely recognized as a pioneer in the industry, among the first to offer complete integration of loan origination and servicing. Rahimian was previously a third-generation real estate developer and general contractor. Between 1988 and 2009, he successfully completed over $350 million in commercial and residential projects. His vast expertise and knowledge in the construction and development industry has benefited Parkview and its borrowers. As a private lender of construction financing for all property sectors, in 2019, Parkview Financial completed more than $500 million in loans to developers – an increase of $165 million over 2018.