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About Cambridge

Jeffrey A. Davis (1953-2022) founded Cambridge Realty Capital in 1983, after becoming the youngest Senior Vice President at Baird & Warner, Inc., a landmark Chicago real estate firm. During the 1980s, Cambridge provided financing for all types of commercial real estate.

In 1985, Andrew L. Erkes joined Cambridge from Percy Wilson Mortgage and Finance Group, bringing his expertise in HUD-insured multifamily and healthcare transactions. Cambridge Realty Capital Ltd. of Illinois was formed to focus on the origination, processing, underwriting, and servicing of these government-insured loans.

Even as the real estate industry slumped during the 1990s, the demand for senior housing and healthcare properties increased, and the decision was made to turn Cambridge’s focus primarily toward these markets. By specializing in both conventional and HUD-insured financing, Cambridge has emerged as one of the nation’s preeminent financing firms dedicated to senior housing and healthcare properties — a growing and dynamic combination of the commercial real estate and healthcare industries.

  • The company has the unique ability to make a make a tedious and difficult process appear to run smoothly. The Cambridge management team is extremely competitive, exceptionally creative and very detail-oriented. And the Cambridge staff is very patient with borrowers. If you provide Cambridge with timely and accurate information, the company will guide you through the process and stand by you. Which is something that others don't do.

    Eric Rothner, CEO Hunter Management, LLC - Evanston, IL
  • Cambridge has an excellent reputation in the industry. The company is exceptionally knowledgeable, resourceful and systematic and it delivers on promises. I'd recommend the company to anyone without hesitation.

    Tom O'Niones, Founder and President Transcendent Healthcare - Evansville, IN
  • Cambridge is widely regarded as an exceptionally knowledgeable industry leader. And the company's professional staff has a remarkable understanding of what will and will not fit within HUD guidelines. In working with the firm, we never encountered a servicing problem. And we've never had an accounting issue with any of our loans.

    Daniel Maguire, Vice President Sandy River Company - Portland, ME
  • Cambridge is one of the nation's leading senior housing / healthcare lenders, and the effort and focus needed to achieve this status has helped to make the company one of the more astute buyers in the market. The Cambridge staff is very resourceful and has the financial acumen needed to work through sticky due diligence issues. And it doesn't take long to recognize the company's considerable dealmaking skills. It's always a pleasure to work with people who have the ability to get things done.

    Mark Myers, Senior Director, National Senior Housing Group Marcus & Millichap - Chicago, IL
  • Cambridge's experience, knowledge and understanding of the product is significantly greater that you'll find at some of the big houses. When I go into HUD's Chicago hub office and they see I'm working with Cambridge, it's viewed as a strong positive.  The company's knowledge of the business is unsurpassed. And, impressively, the amount of personal attention the staff devotes to addressing and meeting client needs is greater than I've observed elsewhere.

    Andrew Delman, President National Preservation Housing Partners - Deerfield, IL
  • I've had a lot of experience with other banks and lenders and Cambridge is by far the best I've worked with. The Cambridge staff is very aware of timing issues, very instructive and very responsive. And they produced for us the way they said they would.

    Paresh Vipani, Chief Financial Officer Platinum Health Care, LLC - Skokie, IL
  • My experience with Cambridge has been excellent. Andy and his staff have worked us through a long and complicated HUD process. They have the ability to stick with you, to make the project a viable one. Cambridge gets the job done.

    Gary Riffe, Nursing Home Owner / Operator Health & Care Management, Ltd. - Jamestown, ND
  • At this point, we can afford to be selective, and have no time for those who might bring us more problems than we care to confront. But I really enjoy doing business with Jeff and the Cambridge staff and look forward to our meetings. And if you ever find yourself in the awkward situation of trying to explain complex senior housing funding issues to a neophyte nursing home board of directors, it's nice to know there's someone you can call on to handle this chore who'll not let you down.

    Manny Binstock, Senior Vice President The Kensington Group - Morton Grove, IL
  • Brokers often need to chase after buyers and sellers without knowing what they (the buyers and sellers) are thinking. With Cambridge there's not a lot of suspense. You'll know very quickly if something is go or no-go. And, once engaged, you never need to remind the company about deadlines.  Our contacts at the firm are exceptionally friendly and honest and get back to us quicker than anyone in the industry. When Cambridge is interested in a property the company stays out in front of things and doesn't let you rest until the deal is together.

    Josh Jandris, Senior Director, Institutional Property Advisors Marcus & Millichap - Chicago, IL
  • I can't think of a thing not to like about this company. Many lenders ask you to do a lot of paperwork up-front but still aren't able to deliver at the end. With Cambridge it's not an iffy thing. You get an accurate assessment quickly and know that if you satisfy the requirements you'll get the desired result. Everyone we talked with at the company was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and well informed.

    Arnie Goldberg, Owner and Executive Director The Wealshire - Lincolnshire, IL

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