Robert Kearney is the President of Cottonwood Mews Development, Inc., the General Partner of the Lynx Loan Fund, LLLP. He is also President and Founder of Abbey Mortgage & Investments, Inc. These two entities have originated and funded private, hard money loans in the Denver Metro Area, along the Front Range and across Colorado, secured by real estate since their inception (both in 1997). Mr. Kearney has developed sources of funds for various business loans for business purposes placed by Abbey for both residential and commercial properties. These sources cover the entire spectrum of credit quality and type of secured asset in which the Fund will invest all across Colorado, Denver Metro Area, Northern Colorado and the Western Slope. Hard Money loans in these markets are available to borrowers who meet the company's requirements..
Mr. Kearney is the primary individual responsible for developing the relationships with other lenders, investors, and brokers who provide the bulk of referrals for the Fund’s private loans. Private loans, or Hard Money Loans are uniquely appropriate for fix and flip investors and other real estate investors in major markets, where banks lending is not as easy as it used to be.
His broad financial experience over the past 30 plus years, including 26 years in Colorado, the Front Range and the Denver Metro area, in particular, has included many facets of real estate and secured lending. They include management and disposition of “OREO” (other real estate owned) for a large regional bank, construction lending to commercial and residential projects, revenue bond financings supported by rated bank letters of credit, market analysis for national retail concepts, site selection analysis, construction management consulting, residential and commercial rehabilitation, residential development and construction, land use changes and rezoning work, originations of residential and commercial loans to institutional investors, Hard Money loan originations to residential and commercial borrowers, and management of foreclosure actions on various types of loans. He served on the Planning and Zoning Commission of Berthoud, Colorado, a rapidly growing Northern Colorado Town, for 5 years during a period when the town put in place comprehensive growth plans and approved annexations and development planning for thousands of acres of subdivisions that will be developed over the next 30 to 75 years. Hard Money loans in all these areas - Denver, the Front Range, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Greeley, and even on the Western Slope provide needed capital for real estate investors.
After growing up in a small Midwestern town, he earned a BA, cum laude, in Economics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and an MBA from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has lived and worked in Colorado, since 1984.
Bob Emrick has been involved in the development, finance and disposition of real estate in Colorado since 1982. Prior to founding one of the top producing mortgage firm in the Denver area in the 1990’s, Bob spent a decade lending for Wells Fargo and Company's commercial lending division. A frequent speaker at the National Association of Home Builders, Bob has spent a considerable amount of his professional life developing relationships for Wells Fargo Credit Corporation, CWMC and Abbey Mortgage with developers and lenders throughout the country.
Bob is primarily involved in business development for Abbey, creating relationships with borrowers that see a unique value in private lending for their business needs. Bob also oversees borrower relations for the firm, online and offline advertising, product research, acquisition, underwriting , retention strategies and PR. Being responsible for Abbey’s business development initiatives, Bob works closely with Mr. Kearney to create relationships with both strategic partners and borrowers.
A University of Colorado graduate, Bob has made Boulder his home for more than 35 years. As principal in several real estate and financial services firms in Colorado, he has been intimately involved in hundreds of successful transactions. As a lender, builder and developer Bob brings clear insight into what it takes to bring a real estate transaction to a successful conclusion for all parties.
As both his children were born in Boulder, Bob considers himself a Colorado native, well almost. Bob is very active in his community, as a firefighter, emergency medical responder and chief training officer for the Sugarloaf Fire Protection District. When the season dictates, Bob finds himself involved in the incident command structure for the US Forest Service in wildland firefighting and disaster relief.
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