We are thrilled to announce that our client, Equator Coffees & Teas, has been named 2016 Small Business of the Year for the state of California. Capital Access Group nominated Equator cofounders Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell for the award based on the SBA 504 loan the women received in 2003 to purchase their own 5,500-square-foot roasting plant in San Rafael. Helen calls it “one of the best decisions that we’ve ever made.”Read More
Capital Access Group recently arranged $2.3 million in total project financing for Basil Leaf Café to purchase the 2,697 sq. ft. building it had been leasing since 2006. Basil Leaf Café is located at 501-521 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA.
“The SBA 504 loan was a no-brainer,” said Dan Hawkins, President, Basil Leaf Café. “The 10% down payment makes it very attainable, especially in this area where the cost of real estate is so high. For just 10% down you can get into the market, and the long-term, fixed payments offer stability for the business. For entrepreneurs that stability is key.”Read More
Capital Access Group was thrilled to arrange $1.683 million in total project financing for Environmental Remedies, Inc. (ERI), to purchase a 14,492 sq. ft. building located at 1999 Alpine Way, Hayward, CA. This was ERI’s second SBA 504 loan through Capital Access Group.
ERI is a family-owned and operated, asbestos, lead, and mold abatement contractor that serves residential and commercial clients throughout Northern California. The new building, twice the size of their current facility, will stabilize the company’s occupancy costs and give it the room it needs to expand and function more efficiently.
“We purchased our current facility through the SBA 504 program in 2012,” said Scott Tamayo, President, ERI. “We refinanced the building last year and used the 504 program again to purchase the new building in Hayward.”
“The biggest benefit in deciding to go with the 504 loan as opposed to a conventional loan was the lower upfront costs,” said Tamayo. “For a small business like us, being able to put down 10% as opposed to at least 20% for a conventional loan – that’s a big chunk of change. It impacts cash flow and our ability to grow and hire new people.”
“Another factor in our decision-making process was the support we received from Capital Access Group,” said Tamayo.
“We were so pleased to help Scott and the team at ERI with their second 504 loan,” said Claudia Cohen, Senior Vice President, Capital Access Group. “It’s always rewarding to help a family-owned business and to support ERI’s continued growth. The SBA 504 program is ideal for small businesses like ERI that want to grow while preserving cash working capital.”
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Capital Access Group (www.capitalaccess.com), a commercial real estate lender specializing in U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loans for growing businesses, announced today that it arranged $2,138,200 in total project financing for 3 Badge Beverage Corporation (www.3badge.com), formerly The Other Guys, to purchase a 9,550 sq. ft. historic fire house located at 32 Patten Street in Sonoma, CA.Read More
Golden State Assembly, a woman-owned, custom cable manufacturing and engineering company, recently purchased a 51,100 sq. ft. facility located at 47823 Westinghouse Drive in Fremont, CA, with a 504 loan from Capital Access Group. The company, led by a husband-and-wife team, has been growing by 40-60%per year—so fast that it has had to move seven times! The new, $5.5 million facility will give Golden State the space it needs to accommodate its impressive growth rate. (more…)Read More
Capital Access Group (www.capitalaccess.com), a commercial real estate lender specializing in U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loans for growing businesses, announced today that it arranged $888,500 in total project financing for Oakland-based Anne Phillips Architecture (www.aparch.com) to purchase a 6,082 sq. ft. facility located at 3031 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA. The loan included $241,000 for a build out, and it will enable the firm to create seven additional jobs. (more…)Read More
Capital Access Group is the #1 CDC in the Bay Area for the fastest turnaround time on loan approvals for the month of May!
Capital Access Group consistently ranks as one of the top lenders for fastest turnaround time for loan approvals. Our turnaround time of 7 days is much faster than the nationwide average of 12.5 days. In this highly competitive market, a few days can make a difference for buyers trying to secure financing. (more…)Read More
Excel Test Prep, founded in 2003, has become one of the fastest growing and successful test preparation companies in California serving students from around the world with custom, in-person and online test-taking classes and tutoring services. Excel offers classroom courses, 1-on-1 courses, online courses, and books for many standardized exams, including the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, AP Exams, GMAT, GRE, SAT, EIT & PE Professional Engineering Exams, and HSPT. (more…)Read More
Grow Marketing, a San Francisco-based engagement marketing, social media and publicity shop, was co-founded in 2001 by Gabrey Means and Cassie Hughes. Grow specializes in engagement marketing, social media and publicity with a client list that includes Google, GE, Pepsi, Gap Inc., Levi’s, Got Milk, Absolute Vodka and many more. Grow began as a 2-person consultancy and has grown steadily into a well-established and thriving agency with 32 people in San Francisco and over 60 people working across the country through their extended team. (more…)Read More