Bridge Financial Advisors is a real estate development and advisory firm that specializes in real estate development, assisting its clients in obtaining debt and equity capital for existing and to-be-developed real estate projects and in the acquisition and sale of real property.
Founded by Jim Osterling, Bridge uses over three decades of real estate finance and management experience to effectively execute capital procurement and transaction assignments. This experience has been gained as consultants and investments bankers to the real estate industry, as real estate investment fund managers and while serving as top executives at several nationally prominent real estate owners and developers. They have closed real estate acquisition, sale and financing transactions with a combined transaction value in excess of $5 billion in numerous property types including residential land development and homebuilding, and income producing properties including office, hotel, retail, industrial, apartment, self storage, golf courses and aviation.
Because of the depth and breadth of its experience, Bridge is able to add value to transactions covering a wide variety of property categories; not only through procurement of capital but also by advising the client on approaches to acquisition and development of real estate properties that make the projects more attractive to the capital markets and enhance profitability. These insights are gained by rigorous due diligence and pre-underwriting of all projects before committing to an assignment.
In addition to the advisory services that Bridge provides its clients, Bridge is active in direct real estate investment and development. They specialize in acquiring properties and creating value through a disciplined acquisition process and by applying their strategic insights, creativity, and focused execution of the investment and development plan established for each property.
All direct investment projects undertaken and completed have been sold at a substantial profit. All funds borrowed by the projects and/or the principals have been repaid in full with interest. Neither the principals nor any project have been involved in a loan default, foreclosure or bankruptcy proceedings.
For those projects that utilized third party equity investments, all investment funds have been repaid in full plus a substantial profit.