We Maintain Collaborative, Close Relationships with 50+ Funding Sources
ThinkForward has access to a network of lenders, investors, and economic development agency professionals and consultants. Our development finance experts evaluate, model, and test multiple funding options and structures. Then, we leverage our real estate consultant and broker relationships to deliver your project goals.
Thinkforward Core Team
Project Consultants & Collaborators
We partner with reputable real estate planners, brokers, project managers, consultants, attorneys, and other professional consultants critical to your project’s ongoing success.
Advisors to Nonprofits
Jon Denham, Paul Wolf, Denham Wolf Real Estate Services
James Neu, Mariela Abreu, DBI Projects
Levien & Company
Dee Jay Bankhead, Bankhead Real Estate
Brokers for Nonprofits
Stephen Powers, TransWestern
David Carlos, Savills Studley
Scott Klau, Geoff Newman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Ellen Herman, JLL
David Lowenstein, Cushman Wakefield
Specialists in Life Sciences
Bill Harvey, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie, East Egg Advisors
Specialists in Office Condos
Michael Rudder, Rudder Property Group
Specialists in Government Sites
Lorinda Karoff, Karoff Consulting
Lobbyists for Economic Development
Michael Carey, The Carey Group LLC
Legal Counsel for Nonprofits
Andy Lance, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
NYC Zoning & Land Use Law
Sheldon Lobel, Sheldon Lobel, PC
Think! Architecture and Design
Energy & Sustainability
Ozgem Ornektekin, Ko2 Consulting
Specialists in Advanced Manufacturing
Kinda Younes, Industrial & Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC)
New Market Tax Credits & Financing
Michael Fitzpatrick, Baker Tilly
Tony Smith, SB Friedman Development Advisors
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programs
Julia Park, Esq., Advantage America EB-5 Group
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Lenders
Tom Rosenfield, CanAM Enterprises, New York
Complicated projects require access to a diverse range of cost-effective, private financing solutions and significant public resources. We rely on our agency partners to help reduce and defer transaction and operating costs for our clients.
National Economic Development Network
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Council of state and local development finance agencies fostering job creation and economic growth through the use of tax-exempt and other P3 finance and incentive programs.
Capital Grants & Incentives
NYC Economic Development Corporation
Incentives for businesses and developers undertaking capital expansion projects in New York City.
Grants, Tax Credits & Incentives
NYS Empire State Development
Tax incentives, business incentives, and tax credits for small or expanding businesses and TV production companies.
Build NYC Resource Corporation
Conduit bond issuer providing assistance for qualified projects in obtaining tax-exempt and taxable bond financing for a variety of eligible borrowers to acquire, construct, renovate, and/or equip facilities.
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)
Conduit issuer providing access to low-cost borrowing through the capital markets; raises capital for large capital construction and renovation projects.
Financing & Incentives
New Jersey Economic Development Agency
Access to low-cost capital, including tax-exempt bond financing, loans, loan guarantees, and business and tax incentives, to businesses expanding in New Jersey and creating new jobs.
Industrial & Technology Assistance Corp.
"Whether for our own needs or those of our manufacturers, Sunil and his team have always delivered flawlessly. They are impressive not only for their mastery of financing tools, but also for the efficiency with which they help their clients. That they also genuinely care about the success of each and every initiative that they undertake, regardless of its size, makes them a critical asset to any company."