Sun Sentinel included our Managing Partner Robert Barthelmess as an expert source in a story on businesses applying for SBA and PPP loans.
“Right now if you don’t have a banking relationship you’re in the back of the line,” Sapoznik said. “They say, ‘We’ve got to make sure we take care of our clients.’ I feel very bad for what’s going on.” Ross said borrowers seeking loans from a credit union do need to qualify for a membership in the institution. Robert Barthelmess, managing partner at BGI Capital, a commercial real estate lending firm in Miami, said his firm is helping independent contractors with their loan applications. “We are advising all of our clients that the best way for you to access a loan is to go directly to your bank,” he said. “That is your best chance or fastest opportunity you have.”