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Longhorn III Investments, LLC is a hard money lender based in Dallas, TX. We were formed in 2008 to help provide hard money loans to the single family residential investing market in Texas. Since then we have grown to expanded our hard money loan programs to multiple states along with doing hard money loans on multifamily and  commercial investment properties as well.  As a Texas based hard money lender we will fund both the rehab and purchase price of a property up to 70% of the after repaired value (ARV). Our complimentary businesses include a title company in both Dallas and Houston through Excel Title, 2 real estate funds that operate in all aspects of single family investing, and our combined law practice of over 27 years.

Our wealth of experience puts us in the unique position of being able to help investors through all aspects of each transaction.

Mike-Profile-PicMichael L. Hoffman - Principal

Michael Hoffman, Attorney & Principal of Longhorn III Investments, LLC, a private lending company since July of 2008. He is the manager of Trident Realty Investments, LLCs, a real estate company that currently has over $20 million dollars in loans and owns over $2 million in single family properties. Being such an active investor and manager of a hard money lender Michael has a wealth of investor related information to pass on. He is a licensed attorney and has been practicing law in the State of Texas since November 1994. His firm, Hoffman & Kaliser P.C. also acts as a fee office of Excel Title. The title offices in Dallas and Houston have been helping investors facilitate title closings since February of 2006.

Prior to graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law, Mr. Hoffman attended the University of Texas in Austin. Mike lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Shannon, son Jacob and daughter Daly.


photoJeffery M. Bell - President of Commercial Lending & Investments

Mr. Bell has over thirty years of experience as a real estate and financial executive. For the past 16 years he served as President, CEO and founder of UGMC and its subsidiaries CLS Investments and CLS Escrow, Inc. where he ran a fully integrated national wholesale lending business, high yield debt platform, capital markets advisory and loan servicing firm. Mr. Bell also served as President, CEO and Chairman of Opportunity Management Company (REIT). During this time he helped guide the company through the NASD approval process elevating the company from the status of non-trading REIT to publicly traded REIT. Prior to owning his own business Mr. Bell was employed by Temple-Inland Mortgage Corp and Capital Mortgage Bankers, Inc. where he served as Executive Vice President. In addition, Mr. Bell is a Strategic Partner at Westwind Investors. Westwind is a private equity firm making controlling investments in U.S. based enterprises between $2M and $50M. Mr. Bell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (1986)