Clark Capital Group, LLC
Kevin S Clark, aka, “Mr. Hard Money” is Founder and Managing Member of Clark Capital Group, LLC. Kevin has been described as a marketing genius, his specialty being hard money lending and real estate marketing. He is a respected industry leader with more than 25 years of experience, and has originated billions of dollars in non-conforming commercial real estate (Hard-Money) loans. Kevin S Clark was Director of Marketing for one of the nation’s largest private commercial mortgage lending firms, from November 1988 until July 2003. In his role as Director of Marketing, he was a major force in helping the private lending firm gain national recognition as one of the country’s largest private lending sources.
Today, Kevin S Clark is Managing Member for Clark Capital Group, LLC (CCG) in Old Tappan, New Jersey. CCG is a business consulting company specializing in creative financing for non-conforming (Hard Money) commercial real estate mortgage loans, for fix n flippers of smaller properties, and businesses. Through its consulting services CCG locates funding opportunities nationally as well as internationally for direct private lending firms, hedge funds and banks.
Additionally, from 2003 to 2007 , Kevin S Clark was a visiting instructor for the Dynetech Corp, a seminar company out of Orlando, FL. Kevin instructed for Dynetech’s American Cash-Flow Association and the real estate guru’s, Robert Allen and Carlton Sheets programs.
In mid summer 2005, he made available his new e-book, “Kevin S Clark’s Making Money with Hard Money Commercial Mortgage Lenders, Tips & Tools for Getting Your Non-Conforming Commercial Mortgage Funded Fast”. Kevin’s Hard Money Training e-book is dedicated to training mortgage professionals who are interested in learning the “Hard Money” commercial mortgage business.
Non-conforming financing expertise, marketing savvy and powerful speaking and communication skills have won Kevin S Clark many speaking invitations from well-known industry associations nationwide.
He has been on the panel of lenders for:
Crittenden’s “Meet-The-Lenders” conferences
Mortgage Bankers of America
The National Association of Mortgage Brokers.
In 1995 & 2000, The National Association of Mortgage Brokers recognized Kevin S Clark for his part in developing their commercial mortgage symposium, which was created to educate members of NAMB who are interested in commercial mortgage lending. Kevin S Clark is also called upon regularly by commercial real estate and mortgage trade publications for his views on various commercial mortgage topics. He has been on he cover of:
Commercial Property News
National Mortgage News
Commercial Mortgage Insight.
He has been interviewed by such publication as:
The New York Times
The ACFA Cash Flow Journal
New Jersey’s Bergen Record and Star Ledger
The Florida Business Journal
The Scotsman Guide
The Mortgage Press
and other mortgage trade publications.
In the July 2007 issue of “Broker” magazine, Kevin S. Clark was featured in the cover story about Hard Money lending.
A New York City native, he attended Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications.
Through his knowledge of the Internet and marketing expertise, Kevin helped catapult his wife’s business as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in Hillsdale, New Jersey. Today, his wife, Paula Clark, is a top Coldwell Banker Realtor out of over 3000 CB agents in the state on New Jersey. Paula specializes in Bergen County, New Jersey. Kevin and Paula work as a team. Kevin is a licensed New Jersey Realtor and Certified as a Coldwell Banker Commercial specialist.
Tom is one of Clark Capital’s independent associate underwriters. He underwrites our larger commercial RE deals. Tom is the owner of Housing America Realty since 1994. Tom is a:
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, Amusement Park Developer,Condominium Developer.
His specialties include:
Land acquisition and pre-development activities for project development
Raising equity and mortgages for development
Sales and Management of Condominium and Condo-Hotel Projects
Arranging & underwriting financing for commercial real estate
Other Companies: Tom is the managing member of E. Hunter Ridge Enterprises, LLC – Formed in 2008 for the sole purpose of developing 150 units of single family affordable housing in Starkville, Miss.
Pathfinder Development, Inc. – A Georgia corporation formed in 2005. Purpose Joint Venture Development
Housing America Realty, Inc. – A Florida Corporation formed in 1994. Proposed developments, sales and management; finance and equity placement.
Monspinner and Commodore Condominiums – Developer of approximately 1000 units in five high-rise towers, three ten-story buildings, and two thirteen- towers. President and Shareholder Duties – locate, acquire and entitle land; finance; design; negotiate contractor contracts; oversee all legal, sales, construct and close sales; arranged and borrowed construction funds from the Bank of New York and permanent loans from a multitude of end loan providers.
Blockbuster Video Development Company – Subcontracted to develop miniature golf component at first and only amusement park developed by Blockbuster before acquisition by Time Warner. Duties included finance, management, obtain entitlements and oversee development.
Lawrenceville, GA – Part owner in the development of an amusement park. Acquired land; arranged for entitlements; developed the park; eventually sold same
First American National Bank and Guaranty Mortgage Company – Nashville, TN Senior Vice President in charge of construction lending and permanent loan underwriting and placement with 100 correspondent lenders for the mortgage company. Tenor – three years.
Creighton Mortgage Company – Atlanta, GA – Merged company with First American National bank after 4 years in the mortgage banking business. Opened the first out of state National Banking Mortgage Division in Atlanta, GA.
Phipps Harrington Mortgage Company – Atlanta, GA – Senior Vice President in charge of all commercial real estate loans. Tenure two years division sold to New Orleans company.
James E. Gibbons “MAI” Appraisal Firm – A Division of Bankers Trust Company, NYC. Assistant Director, tenure two years – left to move south.
Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. – Real estate appraisal and lending officer – Real Estate Division – Nationwide commercial bank appraisal and lending assignments. Tenure nine years.
Past and Present Affiliations:
American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers “MAI”
New York State Licensed Real Estate Agent
Various National Studies Specializing in “MAI” Appraising and Related Real Estate Courses
Pace College – Real Estate and Insurance Major
Florida Condominium Developer
Florida Real Estate Broker
Florida “CAM’ License
Honorable Discharge – United States Marine Corp.