Argus Financial was founded in 1971 to provide mortgage banking services to residential, commercial and industrial developers in Northern California. Today the firm offers a complete range of project finance capabilities: institutional joint ventures, permanent mortgages, construction loans, convertible and participating mortgages, investment sales, and presale of investment grade income-producing properties. Most of our business is in the $1 to $50 million range, but transactions up to $200+million are also within our array of financial industry connections.
Argus Financial offers to institutional lenders a long-time track record recognized for its high quality of service. Since 1976, Argus has represented UNUM Life Insurance Company (formerly Union Mutual Life Insurance). Because we are not “beholden” to a collection of correspondent lenders whose programs and motivations are not always appealing or apparent, the interests of Argus Financial are always whatever is best for our clients in a wide-open and ever-changing financial market.
Over the last 45+ years, Argus Financial has established working relationships with major life insurance companies throughout the United States, such as: Principal, Prudential, Met Life, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, AEGON, RGA, John Hancock and a number of others. During the last twenty years the lender base of Argus Financial has been expanded to include direct connections with major domestic pension funds as well as with investment advisors who represent pension funds. Additionally we have long-standing relationships with a number of commercial banks, credit unions, Wall Street (CMBS) and private investors. Lenders and investors have learned to trust Argus Financial to bring attractive and well-underwritten investment opportunities to their attention.
As domestic and international financial markets continue to evolve, Argus Financial, through its long term associations with a wide variety of financial institutions, promises to continue its tradition of finding the programs that meet each client’s unique needs. Argus Financial is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the Bay Area Mortgage Association. Our business has always been based on credibility, integrity, excellence, hard work and candid, honest communications. Our focus continues to be on our relationships. We strongly believe this is a “people” business.