Jim Murnane is the owner/founder of Pinnacle Realty Advisors, Inc. dba Pinnacle Mortgage Company. He is a seasoned real estate veteran who entered the real estate business as a commercial real estate appraiser in 1984. Mr. Murnane was a senior staff appraiser for Osenbaugh, Fox and Associates, that at the time was one of the oldest and most respected appraisal firms in Houston. In 1990, Mr. Murnane became the Southwest Regional Manager with American Appraisal Associates, the largest valuation firm in the world with thirty offices in the United States and eight worldwide offices. Mr. Murnane is a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He earned a MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 1990 and is a licensed Texas real estate broker.
Pinnacle Mortgage Company is a private commercial real estate lender based in Houston, Texas specializing in small balance commercial real estate loans. When the company was founded in 1992, its original focus was as an intermediary in arranging debt and/or equity for all types of real estate across the United States. Loans are funded through various sources including large money center banks, life insurance companies, FNMA, mortgage conduits, and Federal credit unions. Pinnacle soon realized there was a need in the real estate community for alternative financing solutions for borrowers who might not otherwise qualify for typical bank, mortgage conduits, or life insurance company financing. Pinnacle Mortgage Company made its first hard money in late 1992 and has grown its portfolio every year since inception.
Pinnacle Mortgage Company is a respected and serious participant in a unique commercial lending market. We provide quality service and expedient loan closings using a common sense approach to underwriting. We structure our private money loans to meet the specific needs of our borrowers with efficiency in execution.
We pride ourselves on building long term, ongoing relationships with our clients by using our ability to be flexible and creative when underwriting and processing commercial loan requests. Our ability to act as an intermediary to the capital markets and serve as a direct hard money lender enables us to provide the best possible financing solution for our clients.