Damon Riehl

  • Damon Riehl, founder and CEO of Investment Property Loan Exchange, has over thirty-five years of lending experience in a broad array of asset classes, including commercial and residential mortgage, small business, and construction lending. He held top leadership positions as head of commercial lending for Ocwen Mortgage, head of unsecured lending for Citibank, global mortgage leader for GE Capital, head of construction products at Fannie Mae and a member of the Harvard Joint Centers for Housing Studies. Damon has built six de novo lending platforms and used that knowledge to build and grow Investment Property Loan Exchange and the FinTech platform, LoanBidz.com.

Damon's Resident Expert Courses

Navigating the World of Private Lending
Resident Expert Course: Financial Strategies for Market Corrections
From their respective skillsets, several of our Think Realty Resident Experts detail different financial strategies to navigate market corrections and mitigate the impacts of inflation and other economic upheavals.

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Navigating the World of Private Lending

Navigating the World of Private Lending

| Webinar | Funding
01:05:03 | Learn how to navigate the world of private lending with Damon Riehl from LoanBidz.com. This informational webinar focuses on how to select a lender for your next investment and will help position yourself to get the best available rates, fees and loan amount. In this webinar, you will ...
Top 10 Tips for Negotiating the Best Real Estate Deals

Top 10 Tips for Negotiating the Best Real Estate Deals

| Article | Funding, Sponsored
An article series on navigating the private lending world In the world of real estate, negotiation skills are crucial for success. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or investor, the ability to negotiate effectively can make a significant difference in the outcome of a deal. Mastering the art of negotiation in ...
Financing Your Real Estate Investment: Debt vs. Equity

Financing Your Real Estate Investment: Debt vs. Equity

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An articles series on navigating the private lending world You’re itching to dive into the world of real estate investment, and you’re eager to make your mark in the property market. But before you start scouting for that dream property, there’s a crucial decision you need to make: How will ...
Preparing for Long-Term Financing of Single-Family Residential Rentals

Preparing for Long-Term Financing of Single-Family Residential Rentals

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An article series on navigating the private lending world Investing in single-family residential rentals can be lucrative, providing a steady stream of income and long-term financial stability. However, securing the right financing for these properties requires careful preparation and strategic planning. This beginner’s guide will explore the essential steps investors ...
Real Estate Investment for Retirement: Securing Your Financial Future

Real Estate Investment for Retirement: Securing Your Financial Future

An articles series on navigating the private lending world Planning for retirement is a crucial component of financial management. Although traditional investment options like stocks and bonds are widely known, real estate investment is often overlooked as a powerful tool for securing your financial future. Let’s explore the various strategies ...
5 Common Ways to Finance Real Estate Investments

5 Common Ways to Finance Real Estate Investments

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An article series on navigating the private lending world Financing can play a significant role in purchasing and developing properties. Real estate investors, therefore, must assess their best financing options. Knowing which options are available—and which make sense for your investments—can help you create more strategic decisions. Here are five ...
6 Reasons Why Real Estate Is a Good Investment

6 Reasons Why Real Estate Is a Good Investment

An article series on navigating the private lending world As the world’s population grows, so does the demand for housing and its associated amenities. Several benefits make real estate investment a safe and rewarding option: potential capital gains, ongoing rental income, and tax advantages. Whether you’re looking to invest in ...
A Guide to Real Estate Financing Options

A Guide to Real Estate Financing Options

Depending on the property type, some funding vehicles may be better suited to your project than others. Real estate investment can be a lucrative venture, but it requires a significant amount of capital. Whether you are a seasoned real estate investor or a first-time homebuyer, you’ll want to consider different ...
Think Realty Podcast #272 – “This is an Interesting Time for Real Estate.” – Eddie Wilson.

Think Realty Podcast #272 – “This is an Interesting Time for Real Estate.” – Eddie Wilson.

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To help navigate the current market, Eddie sat down with Damon Riehl from LoanBidz.com who explained the LoanBidz platform, how lenders can use it and why it is beneficial. They discuss rate movement and volatility and how important is it to have a relationship with a lender who has access ...
Designing the Perfect Fix-and-Flip Loan

Designing the Perfect Fix-and-Flip Loan

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There are many choices to consider for financing your rehab project. Plenty of lenders today are active in the short-term private lending space, and they each have credit boxes that vary based on their risk tolerances and expected rate of return for their capital sources. There’s institutional capital from Wall ...
Module 3 – The BRRRR Method for Recycling Capital

Module 3 – The BRRRR Method for Recycling Capital

00:31:59 | Our newest resident experts, Damon Riehl walks through the BRRRR method, using private financing to recycle your capital. Learn new ways to build your portfolio. Other Videos in This Course ...
Where Should Real Estate Investors Go for Current Market News?

Where Should Real Estate Investors Go for Current Market News?

Being an investor requires constantly researching the latest data on the market. There are several avenues for finding up-to-date news and analysis of the real estate market: YouTube channels, podcasts, social media, local real estate investment groups, and various other online sources provide invaluable educational content and the latest real ...
Should You Consider Partnering with a Commercial Mortgage Broker?

Should You Consider Partnering with a Commercial Mortgage Broker?

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If you are like most real estate investors, you have a relationship with an insurance broker who is part of your core team of partners. Your insurance broker makes sure you have the right coverages at the best price for your properties by searching the marketplace and negotiating the best ...
Getting Started as a Real Estate Investor

Getting Started as a Real Estate Investor

The current real estate market is on fire with unprecedented appreciation, and even small-town America is seeing major climbs in house values. The hot market has also hit the public’s radar, and many people are seeking information on how to begin their own real estate investing journey. You might be ...
Designing the Best Rental Loan

Designing the Best Rental Loan

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Many real estate investors miss out on the tools available to help customize a rental loan and meet their investing objectives. Make sure you’re not one of them. The fundamentals of a long-term rental loan are similar to those of a conforming consumer mortgage. Most investment borrowers can receive a ...
Tap into Private Lending When Buying a Short-Term Rental

Tap into Private Lending When Buying a Short-Term Rental

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Until recently, the private lending world had significant concerns about the consistency of income from short-term rentals. Lenders are much more comfortable with an annual lease for a defined rental amount, which results in a low risk of significant vacancy. With the explosive growth of Airbnb and VRBO, however, more ...
Which Type of Lender Is Right for You?

Which Type of Lender Is Right for You?

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Lenders come in all shapes and sizes. Investors often don’t have a solid understanding of the different types of lending entities, how they are structured, and the products they offer. As founder of a national commercial mortgage brokerage that works with most of the top private lenders serving the investment ...
Think Realty Podcast #164 – An A+ Answer in REI

Think Realty Podcast #164 – An A+ Answer in REI

Technology knowledge + lending expertise = what? The answer is: time savings for real estate investors and lenders alike! On this episode, both borrowers and lenders can learn how the right ratio of tech savvy to loan know-how can result in a simpler lending process. Institutional lenders often have mountains ...