How I can help you
I’ll gladly help you with business loans, commercial real estate and have likely mentored small-business owners in your industry about a variety of issues I've been a SCORE mentor for 25 years and stay up to date as a life-long learner.
We can discuss issues related to commercial real estate, small-business ownership, starting, buying, selling, franchising or growing your company.
Please note: My experience with single-family real estate is very limited.
My career: Entrepreneur, commercial mortgage banker and business lender and deal-maker
My passion: Your success for the life of your business
I can help you with your business: With financing, conventional and SBA loans, startups, commercial real estate acquisition, financing rental apartments, office buildings, retail stores, industrial properties, selling or buying a business and crafting a loan presentation.
Jerry founded two businesses: Trust Realty Funding, Inc. and University Seminars, Inc. Trust Realty was established to provide loans for commercial real estate and privately held businesses nationwide. While at Trust Realty, Jerry also consulted with Citigroup Geneva Capital Strategies, Strategic M/A and other investment bankers on mergers and acquisitions. He conducted workshops nationwide and advised owners of privately-held, small and middle-market companies about their evaluations, and selling their businesses to maximize profit. He founded University Seminars to produce related conferences, seminars and courses in partnership with universities and colleges.
Before launching his businesses, Jerry served as senior vice president and chief commercial mortgage-lending officer for a mortgage affiliate of eight banking institutions. He held similar positions with affiliates of Continental Illinois National Bank and First Pennsylvania Corporation (now PNC). He also consulted with various state government agencies and non-profits in advisory roles.
Jerry was a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Georgia Adult Education Association (GAEA), and other real estate and financial trade associations. He presented as a keynote speaker, served as conference chairman and workshop leader at university, college and trade association conferences. He has received numerous awards including the Small Business Journalist of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Deal of the Year Award by the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB), and Most Innovative Programming award for series of business, financing and real estate conferences that he created for the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jerry writes about business, financing, commercial real estate and opinion pieces in local, regional and national publications. He also authors and is the subject of numerous articles in national and business trade publications regarding real estate, financing and business. He has been a guest speaker on radio, TV and SBA presented him with the North Carolina, southern regional and also the United State’s 2006 National Journalist of the Year award for writing business columns in several newspapers and trade magazines.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Financing, Commercial Real Estate Financing and Acquisitions
University of Florida
School of Mortgage Banking, Northwestern University
Online Certificate Programs: Venture Capital Financing, University of Maryland and Financial Markets, Yale University, taught by world renown economist Dr. Robert Shiller.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Finance & Accounting
- Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
- Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing
University of Florida --- Go Gators!
Hunter College, NYC
School of Mortgage Banking, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
Online Certificate Programs: Venture Capital Financing, University of Maryland and Financial Markets; Yale University, with world renown economist Robert Shiller, PhD.