Lender Lounge with Kevin Kim

The podcast that gives an exclusive look beyond the title of private lending industry leaders.

Kevin Kim, Esq., is a partner at Geraci LLP, an organization that has been serving private lenders for over 10 years. An experienced lending lawyer and engaging speaker, Kevin digs deep with his guests to discover what makes a successful company and leader in this industry. Learn their company stories, wisdom, and what makes these leaders tick through captivating interviews and engaging banter.

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Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim, Esq.

Kevin Kim is a Partner with Geraci LLP and leads the firm's corporate & securities practice. His expertise lies in fund formation, private placements, and other securities offerings for private lenders, real estate developers, and investors of all sizes. Kevin and his team have advised and prepared hundreds of securities offerings including mortgage funds, structured debt offerings, real estate syndications, crowdfunding offerings, EB-5 projects, and Qualified Opportunity Funds. Kevin's passion lies in serving his clients as a pragmatic advisor focusing on real world solutions.

Kevin is also a nationally recognized expert in mortgage fund formation. Kevin is the lead instructor for the American Association of Private Lender’s Certified Fund Manager courses, where he teaches mortgage fund managers throughout the United States on fund management and securities laws.

Kevin hosts the podcast Lender Lounge with Kevin Kim, where he interviews industry leaders, friends, and colleagues in the private lending space to learn what makes them tick.

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Previous Episodes

Private Lending OG | Beth O’Brien, CoreVest Finance

This time, Kevin sat down with the inimitable Beth O’Brien, Founder of CoreVest Finance. During this episode, Kevin learned about Beth’s “maniacal obsession” with being a true cradle-to-grave lender starting in 2011. Over the past ten years, CoreVest has achieved significant growth, $12B in origination, with multiple securitizations under their belt. Beth has ensured the firm’s ability to scale the business through focusing on standardization. Their “Burgers, Fries, and Shakes” approach to their lending business was an intentional construct from Day 1 in 2011 and remains true to this day – why? It allows their business to scale but also prepares them for securitization at the origination stage. Listen in to learn more!

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Facilitating Deal Flow | Eric Abramovich, Roc360

Eric from Roc360 joined Kevin for a great interview. They took a trip down memory lane, talking about the Private Lending Industry’s evolution from Eric’s perspective and how Roc has grown right alongside it. He learned about Roc’s holistic approach and drive to be a full-service capital provider to the space. Kevin and Eric also talked about the challenges in operating a business during COVID in New York.

Listen to Episode »

See a Need, Fill a Need | Steven Trowern, Temple View Capital

For this episode, Kevin had the unique pleasure of sitting down with the CEO and Founder of Temple View Capital and MCM Capital: Steven Trowern. They talked a lot about Temple View’s history and growth over the years and discussed their focus on maintaining a startup mentality. Kevin and Steve also spent some time comparing the pandemic crisis to the global financial crisis of 2008 – and had some laughs around the TARP program of 2009.

Listen to Episode »

Filling a Void in Private Lending | Rocky Butani, PrivateLenderLink.com

This time, Kevin sat down with the man himself – Rocky Butani with PrivateLenderLink.com. Rocky visited Kevin in his office before the California Mortgage Association summer seminar. Together, they discussed the evolution of PLL and where it’s headed. What Kevin found most interesting was learning about Rocky’s love for the space and his deep understanding of its dynamics.

Listen to Episode »

True Independent Lender | Renee Lewis, Bloomfield Capital

This episode was so much fun! Renee discussed Bloomfield’s view on CRE finance and how they grew their business nationwide. Kevin learned about her disciplined approach as a partner at Bloomfield Capital as Renee explained their strong underwriting, utilization of data, and focused approach to capital used to build their national lending business. Kevin also learned about how Bloomfield expanded their business utilizing data and local intelligence.

Listen to Episode »

Ahead of the Curve | Chris Hanson, Hanson Capital Group

Kevin sat down with Chris Hanson of Hanson Capital. He learned a lot about Chris’s story in building Hanson Capital since 2008! His inspiring bootstrap story was a true testament to adapting to the market. Chris also shared how he built their real estate investment business and what data drives his decision-making. Kevin also got to learn a little about the Hanson Capital team and how they built their flat, attitude-focused culture.

Listen to Episode »

Adapting to Industry Changes | Michael Ramin, Sharestates

What’s better than a podcast on the fly? Kevin enjoyed catching up with Michael Ramin – a long-time friend and much-loved industry leader – when they sat down for an impromptu interview during sponsor set-up at our Captivate event. Kevin got to learn more about Sharestates’ history as a crowdfunding business and multi-disciplined lender.

Listen to Episode »

Private Lending OG | Beth O’Brien, CoreVest Finance

This time, Kevin sat down with the inimitable Beth O’Brien, Founder of CoreVest Finance. During this episode, Kevin learned about Beth’s “maniacal obsession” with being a true cradle-to-grave lender starting in 2011. Over the past ten years, CoreVest has achieved significant growth, $12B in origination, with multiple securitizations under their belt. Beth has ensured the firm’s ability to scale the business through focusing on standardization. Their “Burgers, Fries, and Shakes” approach to their lending business was an intentional construct from Day 1 in 2011 and remains true to this day – why? It allows their business to scale but also prepares them for securitization at the origination stage. Listen in to learn more!

Listen to Episode »

Facilitating Deal Flow | Eric Abramovich, Roc360

Eric from Roc360 joined Kevin for a great interview. They took a trip down memory lane, talking about the Private Lending Industry’s evolution from Eric’s perspective and how Roc has grown right alongside it. He learned about Roc’s holistic approach and drive to be a full-service capital provider to the space. Kevin and Eric also talked about the challenges in operating a business during COVID in New York.

Listen to Episode »

See a Need, Fill a Need | Steven Trowern, Temple View Capital

For this episode, Kevin had the unique pleasure of sitting down with the CEO and Founder of Temple View Capital and MCM Capital: Steven Trowern. They talked a lot about Temple View’s history and growth over the years and discussed their focus on maintaining a startup mentality. Kevin and Steve also spent some time comparing the pandemic crisis to the global financial crisis of 2008 – and had some laughs around the TARP program of 2009.

Listen to Episode »

Filling a Void in Private Lending | Rocky Butani, PrivateLenderLink.com

This time, Kevin sat down with the man himself – Rocky Butani with PrivateLenderLink.com. Rocky visited Kevin in his office before the California Mortgage Association summer seminar. Together, they discussed the evolution of PLL and where it’s headed. What Kevin found most interesting was learning about Rocky’s love for the space and his deep understanding of its dynamics.

Listen to Episode »

True Independent Lender | Renee Lewis, Bloomfield Capital

This episode was so much fun! Renee discussed Bloomfield’s view on CRE finance and how they grew their business nationwide. Kevin learned about her disciplined approach as a partner at Bloomfield Capital as Renee explained their strong underwriting, utilization of data, and focused approach to capital used to build their national lending business. Kevin also learned about how Bloomfield expanded their business utilizing data and local intelligence.

Listen to Episode »

Ahead of the Curve | Chris Hanson, Hanson Capital Group

Kevin sat down with Chris Hanson of Hanson Capital. He learned a lot about Chris’s story in building Hanson Capital since 2008! His inspiring bootstrap story was a true testament to adapting to the market. Chris also shared how he built their real estate investment business and what data drives his decision-making. Kevin also got to learn a little about the Hanson Capital team and how they built their flat, attitude-focused culture.

Listen to Episode »

Adapting to Industry Changes | Michael Ramin, Sharestates

What’s better than a podcast on the fly? Kevin enjoyed catching up with Michael Ramin – a long-time friend and much-loved industry leader – when they sat down for an impromptu interview during sponsor set-up at our Captivate event. Kevin got to learn more about Sharestates’ history as a crowdfunding business and multi-disciplined lender.

Listen to Episode »