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Loan Programs

For Borrowers

As a direct private money portfolio lender, F.E. Forbes Company provides borrowers with the speed and flexibility the traditional lenders are unable to deliver in today’s lending environment. We understand real estate investors because our family has been buying and managing San Francisco bay area real estate for over 90 years’. We are a creative collateral-based lender that focuses primarily on property value, property cash-flow, and borrower income. Since 1921, F.E. Forbes has loaned well over a billion dollars of private capital to investor clients, individuals, partnerships, LLC’s, trusts, corporations and non-profits, who all understand the value of working with a trusted proven lender partner.

For Brokers

F.E. Forbes Company is a direct private money lender offering residential and commercial loans in Northern California. We originate 1st and 2nd loans on a variety of property types, with loan amounts from $50,000 to $1,500,000 and closing in 10-days or less. When our network of referring brokers work with F.E. Forbes, they know their working with a trusted creative problem solving lender, that has originated well over a billion dollars. We value the relationship with our brokers, and make the referral application process very fast and easy. With a limited list of application items we can most often provide a verbal lender interest. With F.E. Forbes the broker partner always retains their client.

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What our Investors are Saying

Fran G.
A friend recommended Mark Forbes as a sound investment vehicle. Mark has an excellent business and product. He is clear about the benefits, the risks, and does work very hard to match you with the right investment approach. He is honest with everyone involved and he works with people in a caring, straightforward approach. I will continue to work with Mark and recommend him wholeheartedly.
Denise T.
Forbes Company has been a consistent and uninterrupted part of my investment portfolio for over 15 years, regularly yielding income at the top of my list. Mark and his staff have listened to my priorities, suggested choices, and guided me in making prudent real estate finance decisions. My mother too was among Forbes’ investors for many years. It’s a most satisfying and profitable business relationship. I’ll continue to make investments with Forbes Company as long as I can.