Meet the Team

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Principal

Michael L. Hoffman

Michael L. Hoffman is the Principal and Founder of Longhorn III Investments, LLC. Prior to starting Longhorn Mike was in private practice managing a firm of seven attorneys whose practices ranged from real estate, personal injury litigation, corporate structure, estate planning and tax law. Currently his law firm, Michael L. Hoffman, P.C. specializes in real estate and personal injury. The firm is a fee office of Chicago Title handling both residential and commercial closings. Mike has been a licensed attorney since 1994. Mike is also the manager of Trident Realty Investments, LLC a private equity fund with over 265 investors and over $100 million in capital.

He attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating with a B.A. in Government in 1991 then graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1994.

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Chief Operating Officer

Jeremiah L. Garza

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.

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President of Sales & Marketing

Eric D. Feldman

Eric Feldman is the President of Sales and Marketing for Longhorn III Investments, where he has been instrumental in growing loan volume and sales for the company for over 6 years.  He is also a Texas bar licensed attorney since 2006.  He originally joined the team in September of 2013 as Lead Attorney and Director of Acquisitions for Hoffman & Kaliser, PC on a joint venture that purchased, rehabbed, leased and sold a portfolio of over 900 single family houses throughout Texas. Prior to joining Longhorn III Investments, Eric was a financial advisor with a FINRA series 7 and 66 license.  He has an extensive background in the financial services industry working for Citigroup, 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 portfolio management programs to assist his clients in meeting their financial goals.

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 die-hard Dallas/UT sports fan and has most recently volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America and BVB Tackling Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Michael Prager

Michael Prager joined the Longhorn team in February 2020 taking on the role of Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  Michael has more than 23 years of experience in building both high performing sales teams and strategic alliances; as well as, developing and analyzing specific market and business needs. In his current role, Michael is working as part of the Longhorn leadership team to grow the sales and sales process to drive Longhorn Investments LLC continued growth. Prior to joining the Longhorn team, Michael worked in various sales roles within Healthcare.

Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in business and marketing from the University of North Texas.

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Controller

Chris Collins

Chris Collins joined the Longhorn team as Controller in June 2013, after having spent the previous 11 years with JCPenney in various Finance and Accounting roles.

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Asset Manager

David Clark

David Clark is a Texas Licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector and Asset Manager overseeing the construction and draw process for Longhorn III Investments. Previously David was the Director of Construction on a joint venture and managed the rehab of over 1000 single family houses throughout Texas, Tennessee, and Indiana. Prior to joining Longhorn III Investments, David was the President of Inspectek Services, a real estate inspection firm performing inspections for home buyers for over 7 years.

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Processing Manager

Lynde Rodriguez

Lynde has been a member of our team since April of 2014.  Lynde brings over 20 years of real estate closing experience and currently acts as Longhorn's Processing Manager.  In that capacity, she leads the processing team ensuring that every borrower feels like they are our only client.  Her team also handles all loan servicing requests ranging from sending out monthly statements to processing payoff and verification of mortgage requests.  Prior to joining our organization, Lynde acted as an escrow officer for Steward Title, Legacy Texas Title and Excel Title.