About Us - Silver Hill Funding

About Us

Silver Hill Funding, LLC is a small-balance commercial mortgage lender offering financing from $100,000 to $5,000,000 on commercial real estate including multifamily, mixed use, office, retail, light industrial, self-storage, automotive, mobile home park, daycare center, restaurant, bar and warehouse property types.

We know that commercial properties considered small by their loan size often represent a big potential impact to business owners, investors and communities. That’s why Silver Hill Funding has designed a lending platform to address this under served niche, bringing back smart, small-balance commercial loans.

With a history of over 35,000 closed and funded transactions, our team has the small-balance commercial lending expertise that makes the difference in recognizing and funding viable projects. Silver Hill Funding applies global underwriting for both investor and owner-occupied transactions, with flexible borrower options on terms, prepayments, amortization and cash-outs. Because we are a non-bank lender, no depository relationships are required.

Our common-sense approach, clear communication and broker-friendly process define the Silver Hill Funding customer experience. Our programs are available nationwide through a network of mortgage brokers.

Together with our partners, Silver Hill Funding helps small-business owners and investors finance the opportunities that drive the financial strength and quality of life in their communities.

“Closing a loan with Silver Hill feels like coming home.  The process was extremely easy from submission to closing, and Silver Hill’s attention to detail and clear communication during each stage reminded me why I’ve always enjoyed doing business with their team.” 
– Jeff Barber, Lehigh Financial Group, LLC

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Our Team

Leslie E Smith
Managing Director
Leslie led the launch of Silver Hill Funding, and oversees sales and operations for the entire small-balance commercial lending division. She has been instrumental in driving productivity and growth for nearly a decade within the Bayview organization. Leslie’s key contributions include building a banker education program, managing the top 50 correspondent relationships, and leading expansion into international markets, as well as overseeing Project Management, Vendor Management and Process Engineering groups within Bayview Loan Servicing.
Michael Boggiano
SVP - National Sales
Mike leads production for commercial bridge and mini-perm loan originations at Silver Hill Funding. He has over 25 years of industry experience, including more than a decade at Bayview as a senior executive in various leadership positions. Among Mike’s notable accomplishments is playing a key role in the successful 2003 launch of Silver Hill Financial, followed by growing the sales team and originations. His team closed 35,000 loans with $10 billion in overall principal balance. He has also negotiated and purchased commercial loans from a variety of financial institutions.
Juan Barcelo
VP - Sales
Juan manages Silver Hill Funding’s sales efforts for all small-balance commercial mortgage transactions. He is a results-oriented real estate finance professional with 12 years of experience in sales, management, and relationship management. While acting as Sales Director for Silver Hill Financial, he managed a group of account executives and was responsible for developing new and existing business from mortgage professionals in nationwide markets. Juan’s extensive background in the residential and commercial mortgage industries makes him uniquely qualified to meet the needs of both commercial novices and experienced originators.
Nina Hamilton-Lee
VP - Operations
Mrs. Hamilton-Lee will oversee the lending operations including management of the processing, closing, and quality control departments. She is also responsible for effectively overseeing risk management relevant to loan considerations within the company’s loan portfolio. Prior to joining Silver Hill, Mrs. Hamilton-Lee was the head of operation at B2R Finance, LLC (currently known as Finance of America). She has also held roles of increasing responsibility at Activ Doctors Online, Silver Hill Financial, Bayview Financial, Petroleum Realty Investment Partners LP, and Nomura Securities.
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