Our GRP Capital client is the proud owner of an East Texas hotel. Our clients purchased the hotel with extra assistance from the team to take this loan across the finish line.
GRP Capital’s Senior Associate Ryan Dumas and our entire team worked closely with the very capable clients. Our clients, experienced managers and owners, only needed a little bit of direction in order to undergo the vigorous SBA underwriting process. We helped with restructuring the borrowing entity, including designating appropriate personal and corporate guarantors. As a result, our clients could more easily source their equity injection in a way that pleased the bank and met with SBA approval.
Upon closing the loan, Ryan Dumas stated, “I really respect these clients a great deal. They are experts in the Texas hotel business and reached out to us as experts in financing. We worked very diligently with them to set up the loan so that everybody was happy: the clients, the bank and the SBA.”
If you are thinking of obtaining a new loan, now is the time to get your paperwork together, so you can streamline the process from origination to closing.
Get Organized While You Look for a Loan:
• Make sure your taxes are up to date. File your taxes or file your extensions. Lenders will require three years of tax returns, both personal and business. This includes affiliate businesses that you own 20% or more of (or which you manage).
• Monthly Financials are a Must: Even if your CPA typically only provides quarterly financials, during the loan underwriting process you will need to provide monthly financials. And be prepared: your financials will be updated at least once during underwriting. Be sure your CPA understands what will be required. We are happy to conference call with any of your business professionals to explain the process and what will be needed.
• Show Us Your Plans. What are your dreams for your business that this loan will allow you to embark on? What is the current budget and your future budget? How do you plan to market in the future? If you are buying a new business, what will you do that will improve upon the previous ownership?
• Be Careful with Your Money. Lenders will need to see nice clean bank statements, both business and personal. So don’t spend large amounts of money or take in large amounts of money. Don’t take on new debt (new cars or houses, new credit cards) and please don’t check your credit. If you get into a situation (you’ve been in a car accident and don’t have a choice about buying a car), talk with us first about strategies to deal with the emergencies during the loan underwriting process.
Our GRP Capital team specializes in finding the right lender for each project. We save our clients time and money, as we research the best choices for their funding sources. Our experience allows our clients to find funding that is project-appropriate and will allow for sufficient cash flow. If you are considering becoming a first-time (or second or third time!) buyer, we can assist you.