Red Oak Hires Texas Regional Manager

February 3, 2021

Red Oak Financial, a Michigan-based commercial real estate finance company, has hired Nicolas Jans to serve as its Texas-based regional manager.

Jans contributes more than 36 years of industry experience encompassing the origination and closing of in excess of $2.5 billion in commercial real estate financings.

At Red Oak, he will be responsible for originating and processing commercial real estate bridge loans on income producing property across several asset classes. Additional responsibilities involve cultivating and building deal relationships within the mortgage banking and broker community across a multi-state region in the U.S. central region.

“The toolsets and skills Nick has amassed over the years will serve him well in this new position at Red Oak as we continue to expand our footprint across the country,” Gary Bechtel, Red Oak’s chief executive officer. “His skills in cultivating internal and external relationships, resolving complex negotiations, and ability to communicate with his team make him a force on our team.”

Prior to joining Red Oak, Jans served as the southwest regional director for Money360, where he sourced and closed in excess of $140 million in new bridge loans over 30 months. Prior to that, he served in leadership positions at Willow Bend Commercial Capital, New York Life Investment Management, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co (now Barings Real Estate Advisers).

Jans is a former chairman of the Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association’s commercial lending committee and holds a certified commercial investment member (CCIM) designation and a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Saint Louis University.

Red Oak Capital Holdings LLC is a family of commercial real estate finance and investment companies that includes Red Oak Financial LLC, Red Oak Holdings Management LLC, and Red Oak Capital GP LLC.

Red Oak Financial originates, short-term commercial real estate loans for sponsors seeking $1 million to $10 million debt financing. The team has underwritten more than $5 billion in commercial assets the past 10 years.

Red Oak Capital GP is an affiliated investment strategies company that is focused on raising capital through the independent broker-dealer and RIA channels, family offices, insurance companies, pension funds and private high-net-worth investors.

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