Our Team

Meet Our Team

The team at Bridge Loan Financial has over 60 years of combined experience in real estate lending, finance, asset management, acquisition, entitlement, construction, residential and commercial development, real estate law, engineering, architecture, and financial services. We have directly placed and managed over $1 billion in real estate and investment transactions. Our broad base of skills and hands-on approach enable Bridge Loan Financial to recognize and offer well-underwritten lending opportunities and investments. Our experience, reliability, and proven success have helped us build a growing network of repeat borrowers, brokers, and satisfied investors. We look forward to working with you.

Eric S. Hart • CEO | President

t:888.257.8051 x 11
e: ehart@bridgeLF.com


Mr. Hart is the founder of Bridge Loan Financial bringing over 30 years of experience in mortgage banking, portfolio and risk management, financial services, capital markets, sales leadership, real estate finance, asset management, residential and commercial development, architectural design, and mechanical engineering. Mr. Hart is co-founder and President of Collateral Group, a private portfolio lender established in 2008. He was previously a principal for Cove Capital Partners and Canyon Real Estate Group where he managed the acquisition, financing, entitlement, development, and management of multi-family investments. Formerly he held executive positions at investment and insurance firms Prudential, Providian, Aegon and Jackson National Life.

Mr. Hart holds a B.S. degree in architectural engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of California.


Anthony C. Edwards, Esquire • Director of Operations

t:888.257.8051 x 12
e: aedwards@bridgeLF.com

Anthony C. (Ace) Edwards has served as the Director of Operations for Bridge Loan Financial since its beginning. Mr. Edwards brings over 36 years of experience as an attorney and more than 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Mr. Edwards has served as the vice president and broker of record for Network Mortgage Solutions, corporate counsel for Beech Street (a managed healthcare company), and a litigator for several law firms including Shepard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP.

Mr. Edwards holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School.


Leslie K. Everett • Senior Loan Processor

t:888.257.8051 x 13
e: leverett@bridgeLF.com

Leslie K. Everett is the Senior Loan Processor for Bridge Loan Financial and has been with the firm since inception. Ms. Everett brings over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, serving in various roles including as a Loan Processing Manager, Senior Loan Processor, Account Executive and Office Manager. Prior to entering the mortgage industry, Ms. Everett was a Newport Beach business owner for 10 years.

She holds a B.S. in Psychology for University of Phoenix and has certifications with the National Association of Mortgage Processing and National Assoication of Mortgage Underwriting.

Stephen Johnson • Financial Analyst

t:888.257.8051 x 15
e: sjohnson@bridgeLF.com

Stephen Johnson recently joined Bridge Loan Financial as a Financial Analyst. Previously, Mr. Johnson worked as a Investment Banking Associate at Roth Capital Partners and a Senior Associate on the Cash Desk at PIMCO.

He received his B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.


Bret Blackburn • Executive Assistant

t:888.257.8051 x 14
e: bblackburn@bridgeLF.com


To speak to a loan representative in your area please contact us at:

e: brokerservices@bridgeLF.com
e: investorservices@bridgeLF.com