“SHOOT IT STRAIGHT WITH US; TELL US YOUR PROBLEMS AND TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN REALLY HELP YOU SOLVE THEM.” —N.J. Olivieri
$15,500,000 Aqua Condominium Project Construction Loan
$15,400,000 Princess K Boutique Hotel Construction Loan
$24,000,000 Lakewood Ranch Main Street Refinance Permanent Debt
$4,196,000 Lake Osprey Office Acquisition Loan
two have created one of the most respected and sought after mortgage lenders around. “Throughout my career, I knew I wanted to learn more and keep growing,” says Gilliland, now the Executive Vice President.“Dad was so successful and reputable; I thought, who better to teach you everything than your own dad? He’s been an excellent teacher throughout my entire life already.” For the past 19 years, Gilliland has successfully assisted commercial real estate clients with permanent financing, construction financing, mezzanine financing, including joint venture partnerships. Over her career she’s successfully closed on numerous commercial mortgage placements including the Aqua Condominium Project construction loan, as well as the refinance of Lakewood Ranch Main Street. She is also a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker, and her learned experience and expedited knowledge in the industry working alongside Olivieri has accumulated into namesake victories—placing debt with banks, life companies, permanent lenders and private lenders, for all types of properties ranging from self-storage facilities, medical office buildings, retail, industrial, restaurants, offices, mixed-use projects, health clubs, mobile home parks, hotels and apartment complexes. With such a wide array of borrowers and transactions to note, Olivieri and Gilliland have come to be known as problem solvers—encompassing a list of loyal returning customers to show for it. “In this industry, you have to have it all. You have to be a people person to understand what your client is trying to tell you, and you have to be structured,” says Olivieri. “Shoot it straight with us; tell us your problems and tell us what you want to accomplish. That’s the only way we can really help you solve them. We already know up front we can solve them.” From $500,000 mortgages to multi-million dollar loans, Horizon structures transactions to fit the special needs of its borrower to help eliminate any potential concerns they may have—ultimately achieving “the closing” of the borrower’s choice and often finding rates lower than many local banks in regard to permanent loans and non-recourse financing, due to their long-standing relationships with a variety of lending sources. And as always, the Horizon team stays true to its quality customer service mission with a tight-knit hospitality feel, which prides itself on working on an exceedingly confidential basis with their clients—understanding first and foremost the sensitive nature of the financing and real estate business. “We are very well known by all for our customer service,” mentions Gilliland. “We have a tremendous amount of continual, repeat customers with whom we’ve worked with for many, many years.” With 40 years under their belt, Horizon shows no signs of slowing down, as they have proven themselves to be a recognized, steadfast leader within the community as well as within the commercial real estate industry.