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CoreVest Expands Loan Book and Operations by Adding Black Square

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CoreVest, the leading lender to residential real estate investors, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy substantially all of the loan assets of Black Square Real Estate, a finance company providing bridge and rehabilitation loans on non-owner occupied residential properties. As part of the transaction, the entire Black Square team will join CoreVest, including professionals in short-term lending and construction management oversight.

“We are very excited about the business and talent that is coming with this transaction,” noted Beth O’Brien, Founder and CEO of CoreVest. “We are at a pivotal time in the short-term lending market where significant construction experience is a strong positive differentiator for lending partners. Black Square has that expertise.”

Shawn Whetten who heads the Black Square Salt Lake City operations shared, “Joining CoreVest is a great opportunity for our team to expand our footprint, offer additional products to our clients and be part of the leading national private lender in the investor space.” CoreVest will add the Salt Lake City office to its existing operations and anticipates further growth opportunities in that location.

“We see the combination as immediately accretive, both to our clients and the company,” commented Christopher Hoeffel, CFO of CoreVest. “The Black Square addition allows CoreVest to expand our product offerings with single asset bridge lending, ‘fix and flip’ renovation loans, construction lending and short-term lines of credit.” Ryan McBride, CoreVest COO, added, “The expanded team will allow us to provide superior service to our borrowers, making CoreVest a single source for all the financing needs of residential real estate investors.”

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