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.