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Connecting the hospitality industry with debt financing.  

Industry Focus. Experience.

Founded in 1976, First American Realty Associates is one of the leading mortgage lending sources for the hotel industry.

We have helped finance over 500 hotels in 44 states totaling over $2.33  billion.  Joe Epstein has specialized in financing hotels and only hotels for 52 years.  His close personal ties with lending sources both national and regional have enabled him to provide his clients with the most competitive hotel financing regardless of cyclical or sudden changes in the money market, economy, and hospitality industry.

From Super 8 to Marriott, from InTown Suites to Homewood Suites, from Main Street to Wall Street,
First American Realty is your one-stop shop for hotel financing whether you are seeking a construction loan, refinancing a stabilized property, renovating or reflagging an aging hotel, or acquiring an existing one.

Honesty. Service. Closing.

We understand your business.  We are dedicated to provide you with outstanding personal service from application until closing.  We may not always tell you what you want to hear, but we will honestly and accurately keep you apprised of the status of your loan during the approval process.  We personally see every hotel that we finance and do everything we can to insure a smooth, uneventful and timely closing without any surprises.