Paul Rahimian, CEO and Founder of Parkview Financial, announced today the hiring of industry veteran Blake Rodgers as Senior Loan Originator. Based in Seattle, Blake will launch the firm’s first Pacific Northwest office, where he will focus on sourcing and executing commercial bridge and construction loan opportunities throughout the U.S. “Parkview Financial continues to increase its lending activity year-over-year as we grow our book of valued borrowers and investors,” said Paul Rahimian, CEO and Founder of Parkview Financial. “I have known Blake for a number of years and he has a proven reputation in the lending industry. He was a strategic fit with our firm’s culture, client-centric focus and professional skillset.” Rodgers brings 15 years of real estate lending and business development experience to Parkview. Most recently, Blake resided at Builders Capital where he originated in excess of $850 million in construction financing for multifamily, mixed-use and SFR developments. He started his career in multifamily investment sales with Marcus & Millichap’s Seattle office in 2007. Later he originated debt for Columbia Pacific Advisors, a nationwide direct private lender focused on bridge loans across all asset classes, including senior housing, affordable housing and self-storage. He was also a top producer at Civic Financial Services, a private lender for multifamily and residential value-add projects. “I was attracted to Parkview’s stellar track record for providing borrowers with a full-service commercial construction financing platform,” said Rodgers. “I am looking forward to this new chapter of my career and being a part of the firm’s growth and success.” Rodgers holds a degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
About Parkview Financial Parkview Financial is a direct private lender specializing in ground up commercial and residential real estate financing. Through a private real estate debt fund, we provide 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 more than $3.5 billion in financing for multifamily, retail, office, industrial and mixed-use projects with executed loans ranging from $5 million to $300 million.
With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Atlanta, our firm has grown exponentially since it was founded in 2009 by Paul Rahimian, its CEO. Parkview has earned an unparalleled reputation within the commercial real estate industry as one of the most respected private construction lenders in the nation. This has been accomplished through our proven ability to provide fast, creative financing solutions to borrowers who need more leverage and certainty of execution. Fortified with an experienced team of in-house experts, Parkview is able to be nimble and creative even when it comes to some of the most challenging projects.