Past Winners 2014

Lima One Capital Management, Greenville

Lima One Capital is the top hard money lender in South Carolina. John S. Warren is the founder and chief executive officer of the Greenville­ based finance company. Lima One serves investors from offices in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston. Warren described hard money in an interview with Miami Herald interview in 2013. “Hard money usually refers to a loan on an investment property from a non­traditional lender or private lender. Unlike many traditional lenders, hard money lenders base more of their underwriting on the value of the secured asset, as opposed to the detailed intricacies of a borrower’s financial background,” Warren said. Warren said he began Lima One in early 2010 with just $1 million in capital. He then raised about $2 million in capital because he had more business and needed money to meet his clients’ needs. In 2013, Lima One originated more than $50 million in loans. More than 99 percent of those loans have been repaid, Warren said. Hard money lenders focus on lending money to real estate investors, particularly those looking to buy and renovate properties to flip them. Warren believed, after researching the market, in his ability to provide hard money in a more professional way than competitors. Lima One is fully capitalized and prides itself on its customer service. The company offers a variety of loan packages to fit the needs of its real estate buying clients. Lima One lends funds for complete rehab, new construction, construction, cash out, long term rental, and transactional funding. With such a variety of loan products clients are sure to find the perfect program to fit any real estate project. One of the assets of Lima One is its commitment to being upfront about costs and its promise of absolutely no hidden costs or junk fees. The lender is also quick and efficient. It closes hard money loans fast and offers the most straightforward terms in the industry. Lima One’s style of business has revolutionized the hard money industry. It provides investors with the ability to capitalize on the most promising opportunities in the current real estate market.

  1. Lima One Capital Management, Greenville
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