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Jerry Zevenbergen and T.R. Hazelrigg IV


Avatar Financial Group

$147.5 million

Generated more than $147 million in deal volume during 2022

Since 2003 founding closed loans totaling more than $1 billion

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 met by traditional lenders. They invest in a diversified pool of office, industrial, hospitality, and retail product types. Avatar operates in key markets in Sun Belt states, plus mid-sized and major West and East Coast markets.

Since its founding in 2003, Avatar Financial has closed hundreds of loans totaling $1 billion. The team completed approximately $147.5 million in financing during 2022, and continues to actively lend in the marketplace with a significant backing of institutional capital.

Notable originations include $27.9 million in funding for three commercial real estate properties in Boulder, CO, and an $11.25-million loan for a five-story mixed-use, residential, and retail project in Tigard, OR.

These are some of the reasons we selected Jerry Zevenbergen and T.R. Hazelrigg IV for inclusion in the 2023 Connect CRE Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Awards. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest commercial real estate finance standards.


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