As the well-known saying goes, “money makes the world go round.” While not many people agree with this claim, several industries rely on money to keep them afloat. In the meantime, other individuals also require the necessary funding to help them get started. The real estate industry has seen its fair share of people looking to receive financial support to make their first acquisition.
Lucky for them, Mark Hayes has the solution to their problems.
Since 2004, Mark has been a licensed real estate agent who’s leveraging the potential of a profitable industry. However, Mark isn’t the type of real estate agent who finds clients their ideal homes. He is a real estate developer who also lends investors the funds to make their real estate dreams come true.
Growing His Company to Millions
Mark has over 20 years of experience in real estate investing, consisting of acquisitions, property management, urban development, and financing. Among the many achievements he has under his belt, one of his most notable ones is the establishment of Bridge South Investments, LLC, where Mark is both founder and president.
BSI lends to real estate investors located in the southeastern states of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. In 2019, BSI funded $1.43 million in loans. During the following year, Mark propelled the company to achieve a 116 percent increase, funding $3.1 million in loans.
Last year, the company achieved a new record with $4.6 million in loan volume.
Mark hopes his business provides investors with the funds they need to help them succeed in their careers and build wealth in the meantime. He is also writing a book to guide others on how to get started in real estate investing.
“I have been an active real estate investor for 20 years, so I understand that side of the business. I have borrowers that ask me for advice when dealing with issues in the transaction, negotiating, and construction,” he said.
Expanding His Reach
As Mark continues to be a well-known name in the real estate industry, he plans to fund larger deals in the commercial real estate space.
However, as an investor, Mark knows that there’s much to gain from tapping into other industries. And being the innovative person that he is, he has his eyes already set on several fields such as screenplays or sports and outdoor-related businesses.
Mark’s future goals also include learning more about cryptocurrency and how it relates to real estate investing so he can find the best way to leverage this new approach and, in turn, grow his business and help others reach new levels of success.