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Jerry Zevenbergen and T.R. Hazelrigg IV


Avatar Financial Group

$111 million

Avatar Financial has closed on hundreds of loans since its founding in 2003

Launched the Avatar Commercial Mortgage REIT in 2021

Avatar Financial Group’s CEO Jerry Zevenbergen and President T.R. Hazelrigg IV specialize in commercial hard money bridge loans for national real estate investors and small business owners whose capital needs are not being met by traditional lenders. Avatar operates in key markets in SMILE states plus mid-sized and major markets in the Midwest. They invest in a diversified pool of product types in office, industrial, hospitality and retail. 

Since its founding in 2003, Avatar Financial has closed on hundreds of loans totaling $1 billion. During 2021, the company launched the Avatar Commercial Mortgage REIT and closed approximately $111 million in financing. Notable transactions include a $30.4 million loan for CityView Corporate Center in Plano, TX; $9.0 million in financing on an industrial property in Irwindale, CA; and an $8.85 million loan on an American Fork, UT-based storage facility.  

These are some of the reasons we selected Zevenbergen and Hazelrigg IV for inclusion in the Connect CRE Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Awards. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest standards in commercial real estate finance. 


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