About Us

A History of Building Relationships

Never Just a Financial Transaction - Always, Always about People

25+ Years of Bringing Financial Resources

We are a New York based practice. For a quarter of a century, ThinkForward has helped New Yorkers dream big and remain strong. Neighborhood businesses and nonprofits in the metropolitan area have experienced firsthand how thoughtful, data-driven financial planning and analysis can lead to expanded operations and increased competitiveness.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

“The Tenement Museum’s latest expansion and new exhibition ‘Under One Roof’ would not have been completed without ThinkForward. Financing the museum for long-term viability meant identifying cost-effective solutions. Their hard work, forethought, and planning resulted in smart funding solutions, ensuring that we can keep telling the story of American immigration for many years to come.”

Affecting Change at the Neighborhood Level

Sunil Aggarwal formed ThinkForward Financial after a successful twenty-year career in development finance that included a top private investment bank. He also worked with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, in addition to a number of public agencies, affecting change at the neighborhood level through capital investments.

Local Impact, Long-term Gains

Sunil envisioned a new kind of financial advisory firm, one that could offer economic development and real estate funding services under one shop. Local community and business organizations searching for cost-effective financing solutions would benefit. He recognized the importance of identifying low-cost government financing and tax credits for a project’s short and long-term success.

Making A Difference

Our clients include small and to medium sized organizations representing commercial industries, real estate development, and many of the most creative and effective social-sector changemakers in the greater New York area. Their work is about positively impacting local residents and business owners in measurable ways.


Social Service Agencies
Educational Organizations
Cultural Institutions
Affordable Housing
Community Developers

Commercial Industrial

Advanced Manufacturers
Technology Companies
Life Sciences/R&D Innovators
Food Industry
Entertainment Industry

Real Estate Developers

Joint Ventures with Nonprofits
and Religious Organizations
Mixed Use Facilities

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