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.

Latest Episode

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Swapping War Stories | Tom and Steve, Geraci LLP

In this special episode, we are joined by two of Geraci Law Firm’s esteemed attorneys, Tom Hajda and Steven Ernest. Both men wear many hats (literally) in their roles as private lending attorneys and bring a wealth of experience and unique perspectives to the table. Tune in to hear their insights and advice.

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Lender Lounge Tom and Steve

Swapping War Stories | Tom and Steve, Geraci LLP

In this special episode, we are joined by two of Geraci Law Firm’s esteemed attorneys, Tom Hajda and Steven Ernest. Both men wear many hats (literally) in their roles as private lending attorneys and bring a wealth of experience and unique perspectives to the table. Tune in to hear their insights and advice.

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Meet the Host

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

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.

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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.

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What’s in a Name? I Zack Lofton, Loan Ranger Capital

On the road in Texas, Kevin visited with Zack Lofton with Loan Ranger Capital. He got to learn about their “garage band debt fund” and how Loan Ranger has grown rapidly in a short period of time in the central Texas market. Kevin and Zack also talked about building the brand, staying lean and mean, and growing a great company culture. He also got to learn about Zack’s background as a Chartered Financial Analyst and learn how he grew the business from a solo operation.

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Candid Chat with the Best Dressed Man in Lending | Peter Steigleder, Fidelity Mortgage Lenders

For this episode, Kevin interviewed Peter Steigedler, the best-dressed man in Hard Money! Listen in to learn more about Peter’s career path at the German consulate, to real estate broker, to principal at Fidelity Mortgage Lenders – one of the oldest shops in private lending. Kevin got know Peter as a person as well as they discussed his work with the Guardians of Los Angeles Jewish Home.

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Innovate Special Edition | Kristina Sawyer, Arixa Capital; Ruben Izgelov, WeLend LLC; Vincent Balagia, Stallion Capital

Geraci’s Innovate Conference for 2021 was a massive success. While we were there with all of our wonderful clients and friends, Kevin had the opportunity to interview Kristina Sawyer with Arixa Capital, Ruben Izgelov with WeLend, and Vincent Balagia with Stallion Capital. The purpose of this episode was to get a better understanding of their local markets. All three individuals have immense expertise of their local and surrounding geographies and shared their insights in where the market was headed. One interesting point was how popular ADUs are in all three markets. Listen in and learn more!

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 »
lender-lounge-with-kevin-kim-zach-lofton

What’s in a Name? I Zack Lofton, Loan Ranger Capital

On the road in Texas, Kevin visited with Zack Lofton with Loan Ranger Capital. He got to learn about their “garage band debt fund” and how Loan Ranger has grown rapidly in a short period of time in the central Texas market. Kevin and Zack also talked about building the brand, staying lean and mean, and growing a great company culture. He also got to learn about Zack’s background as a Chartered Financial Analyst and learn how he grew the business from a solo operation.

Listen to Episode »
lender-lounge-with-kevin-kim-peter-steigleder

Candid Chat with the Best Dressed Man in Lending | Peter Steigleder, Fidelity Mortgage Lenders

For this episode, Kevin interviewed Peter Steigedler, the best-dressed man in Hard Money! Listen in to learn more about Peter’s career path at the German consulate, to real estate broker, to principal at Fidelity Mortgage Lenders – one of the oldest shops in private lending. Kevin got know Peter as a person as well as they discussed his work with the Guardians of Los Angeles Jewish Home.

Listen to Episode »
lender-lounge-with-kevin-kim-innovate-edition

Innovate Special Edition | Kristina Sawyer, Arixa Capital; Ruben Izgelov, WeLend LLC; Vincent Balagia, Stallion Capital

Geraci’s Innovate Conference for 2021 was a massive success. While we were there with all of our wonderful clients and friends, Kevin had the opportunity to interview Kristina Sawyer with Arixa Capital, Ruben Izgelov with WeLend, and Vincent Balagia with Stallion Capital. The purpose of this episode was to get a better understanding of their local markets. All three individuals have immense expertise of their local and surrounding geographies and shared their insights in where the market was headed. One interesting point was how popular ADUs are in all three markets. Listen in and learn more!

Listen to Episode »