Our Network

Optimal Financing Solutions Through a Resource Network

We Maintain Collaborative, Close Relationships with 50+ Funding Sources

Lenders, Investors, Consultants & Agencies

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


Public Resources

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.

Real Estate

Advisors to Nonprofits

Jon Denham, Paul Wolf, Denham Wolf Real Estate Services
James Neu, Mariela Abreu, DBI Projects

Project Managers

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

Architectural Design

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

Public Resources

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.

Bond Financing

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.

Bond Financing

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."

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