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.
Michael L. Hoffman – Principal
Michael Hoffman, Attorney & Principal of Longhorn III Investments, LLC, a private lending company since July of 2008. Longhorn has done over 1700 loans with a face value of over $180 million. He is the manager of Trident Realty Investments, LLCs, a real estate company that currently has over $40 million dollars in loans and owns over $1.5 million in single family properties. He is a licensed attorney and has been practicing law in the State of Texas since November 1994. His firm, Michael L. Hoffman, P.C. also acts as a fee office of Excel Title. The title office in Dallas has been helping investors facilitate title closings since February of 2006.
Prior to graduating from St. Mary’s School of Law, Mike attended the University of Texas in Austin. Mike lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Shannon, son Jacob and daughter Daly.
Jeremiah L. Garza – Chief Operating Officer
Jeremiah has been a member of our team since October of 2010. He took on the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2014 to focus on implementing operational processes and procedures designed to create a seamless real estate transaction for our borrowers. He works with our staff, borrowers, and investors to ensure the highest level of professionalism in our products and services.
Prior to joining the organization Jeremiah was as a founding member and President of TriCentury Title, LLC a Fort Worth based privately held title agency. In that role he was responsible for the oversight of all agency operations from sales and marketing to title and escrow operations. Before founding TriCentury Title, LLC he was Vice President of Operations for Solutions Title of America Corp a captive audience whole owned subsidiary of Aegis Mortgage Corporation. The agency operated in over 40 states and closed approximately 2000 residential transaction per month. He started in the real estate industry with Electronic Closing Services, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Mortgage Information (SMI) a member of the Stewart Family of Companies who operated in over 40 states by providing real estate information services to lenders, title agents, and real estate professionals. In his last role with SMI he served as Associate Vice President of Quality Assurance. Jeremiah was responsible for implementing and maintaining quality assurance programs designed to exceed all applicable regulatory and customer SLA requirements. Over the years he has served on several committees with the Texas Land Title Association with a focus on education for the Texas land title industry.
Jeffery 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. Jeff is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (1986)
Eric D. Feldman – Vice President of Business Development
Eric Feldman is a Texas licensed Attorney and Vice President of Business Development for Longhorn III Investments. Eric worked as a lead Attorney and Director of Acquisitions on a joint venture that purchased, rehabbed, leased and recently sold a portfolio of over 900 single family houses throughout Texas. Prior to joining Longhorn III Investments, Eric had an extensive background in the financial services industry employed with Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Advisors, where he was a member of a team that managed over $200 million in assets. In those roles, he implemented investment strategies and money management programs to help his clients meet their financial goals
Eric lives in North Dallas with his wife Erica and their Labrador Retriever Teddy. Prior to graduating from South Texas College of Law, he attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating with a degree in Public Relations. Outside of the office, Eric is a diehard Dallas sports fan and actively volunteers with Big Brother of America.
Jon D. Shipley – Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Jon has over 15 years of experience in many facets of real estate and lending. Prior to Longhorn, Jon worked with a national private lender developing strategic relationships with third party real estate and lending affiliates. Previously, Jon worked with a real estate auction company developing the residential buyer and seller platform for high volume and institutional partners. Jon also gained valuable experience leading business development and acquisition efforts for a mid-sized real estate hedge fund located in Austin, Texas. He initially started his lending career in the residential wholesale lending space where he successfully developed sales teams in three different markets, resulting in record breaking production.
Jon is currently a member of PREIMA (Professional Real Estate Investors and Managers), AAPL (American Association of Private Lenders), and NAMB (National Association of Mortgage Professionals). He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Jon lives in Dallas with his wife Leslie and two sons, August and Declan.