Meet the Team

TaliMar Financial is the investors lender, providing residential and commercial hard money loans to real estate investors. Since 2008, TaliMar Financial has funded over 600 loans totaling more than $250 million. As a direct lender, we work closely with real estate investors to identify financing solutions specific to their needs.

TaliMar Financial currently services an active loan portfolio of over $46 million through its trust deed investment platform and mortgage fund, TaliMar Financial Income Fund I. Its systematic approach to identifying lending opportunities and using technology to enhance its servicing capabilities has made TaliMar Financial the preferred lender for the real estate investor.

About the Team

President

Brock VandenBerg

Brock VandenBerg established TaliMar Financial in 2008 during the height of the housing crisis to provide real estate investors a secure source of financing for their real estate transactions. TaliMar Financial quickly became one of the leading hard money lenders servicing residential and commercial fix and flip loans, bridge loans and new construction loans.Read MoreMr. VandenBerg’s real estate career started in 2001 with KeyBank’s Private Equity Group. At KeyBank, Mr. VandenBerg worked closely with leading real estate developers and institutional investors to fund more than $200 million in mezzanine debt and joint venture equity investments.After spend over 5 years with KeyBank, Mr. VandenBerg was appointed to a three year engagement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he supervised the orderly dissolution of failing banks. His responsibilities also included the sale of more than $500 million in performing and non-performing loan assets on behalf of the FDIC.When not in the office, Mr. Vandenberg plays competitive tennis and spends time with his wife and three children. Read Less

Operations

Sarah Zybura

Sarah Zybura is a native San Diegan and holds a B.S. in Organizational Leadership. Ms. Zybura joined TaliMar Financial in late 2014 as a loan processor and has handled various aspects of loan closing and servicing. As TaliMar Financial’s investor base grew, Sarah became more involved in business development and investor relations.Read MoreHer primarily responsibilities include the underwriting and funding of newly originated hard money loans and raising capital for the growing loan portfolio. Since joining, Sarah has been involved in placing over $200 million in first and second trust deeds. She also manages the servicing of the loan portfolio to ensure borrower payments and investor distributions are processed in a timely manner.When not in the office, Ms. Zybura enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Augie.Read Less

Loan Servicing

Rachel Rodems

Rachel joined TaliMar Financial in early 2020. Her prior experience is applied daily in her role in Loan Servicing. Rachel’s current responsibilities include onboarding recently funded loans, scheduling construction draws, communicating with borrowers over the course of their loan, and processing loan payoffs.Read MoreRachel Rodems entered the real estate industry when she began her career as an Assistant Property Manager for a prominent family-owned Property Management company. During this time Rachel was responsible for receiving tenant payments and coordinating property tours.Eager to expand her experience in the real estate industry, Rachel took on a Transaction Coordinator role with a national real estate investment company. In this role, she was responsible for assisting with hundreds of transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of single family and multi-family properties throughout San Diego.Rachel Rodems received an Associates Degree in Communications from Grossmont College in 2014. When not in the office, Rachel is an avid Crossfit athlete and enjoys spending time with her two children.Read Less

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