To make it an entire century of doing just about anything means you’re doing something right. That kind of sustainability doesn’t just magically happen overnight. It takes hard work, ingenuity and, perhaps most importantly, an overarching corporate vision that endures throughout the years and serves to guide employees and key stakeholders over the years.
F.E. Forbes Company has the formula for business longevity down pat. The real estate investment management and private money mortgage lender based out of Berkeley, California, traces its storied roots all the way back to 1921 when founder Frank E. Forbes first started assisting his clients in accomplishing their real estate goals—an endeavor that the now third generation business remains committed to more than 100 years later.
As F.E. Forbes celebrates its newly acquired centennial status, let’s take a look back over the lender’s notable history of delivering innovative and reliable funding solutions to countless satisfied customers.
If there is one distinctive quality of the F.E. Forbes Company, it is its dedication to the surrounding community. That commitment has been around since Frank E. Forbes became involved in the real estate business. He took great pride in having the opportunity to provide much-needed financial services to his friends and neighbors and was extremely active in local community service organizations—a company-wide practice that continues today.
Robert R. Forbes ushered in the third-generation management era of the company in 1981 when he took over the real estate insurance services and the company management portfolio administration. He was soon joined by his brother, Mark E. Forbes, in 1984 who assumed oversight of real estate loan origination, private investor relations and real estate acquisitions.
A key component of F.E. Forbes Company’s success is its versatility. It specializes in originating both residential and commercial loans secured by Northern California real estate to a broad range of clientele including borrowers, developers, and business property owners with all-property asset classes with loan amounts spanning from $50,000 to over $5 million. The company is a direct mortgage lender that collaborates with premier private investors to fund its business.
F.E. Forbes Company offers borrowers fully customizable financing options giving their clients a distinctive edge in what is increasingly becoming an ultra-competitive real estate industry. The F.E. Forbes team has an intimate understanding of the unique challenges and issues that real estate investors face. The underwriting protocol concentrates mainly on property valuation, optimal cash-flow, and borrower income. Since inception, F.E. Forbes have facilitated more than a billion dollars in financing to private capital investor clients, individuals, partnerships, LLC’s, trusts, corporations and non-profits. The majority of these clients are repeat customers, who realize the inherent value of collaborating with a dependable and transparent lending partner with a proven track record of success.
Discover the F.E. Forbes Difference
Contemplating a real estate project? F.E. Forbes Company has the consistency and stability that makes them a collective value-add to any property transaction. Our team of client-centered professionals takes pride in delivering creative and effective alternative financing solutions and investment property products that are specifically tailored to their individual needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you accomplish your real estate objectives.