Hunt Mortgage Group, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today it opened an office in Houston, Texas and has hired Tony Talamas as Vice President to lead the local effort. Talamas will focus on originating agency debt, primarily small balance loans under the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Small Balance Loan Programs for clients in the South Central United States. Hunt Mortgage Group also offers bridge financing through their Proprietary Loan Group. Talamas reports to Charlie Cole, Senior Vice President at Hunt Mortgage Group.

Hunt Mortgage Group has a dedicated division focused exclusively on providing small balance loans between $1 million – $5 million to borrowers nationwide. “Our decision to open an office in Houston is in direct response to the area’s strong market dynamics,” noted Cole. “A local presence enables us to better serve the growing needs of area developers.”

Talamas comes to Hunt Mortgage Group from BMC Capital where he was a Vice President and Loan Officer. While at BMC, he originated and closed multifamily and commercial real estate loans between $1 million and $10 million, with a primary focus on acquisition and refinance transactions secured by stabilized multifamily and multi-tenant retail properties.

“Tony is a seasoned financial services and sales executive with a solid background originating and closing small loans in the local commercial real estate market,” added Cole. “We are pleased that he has come on board to open an office in Houston, serve local clients and extend our presence in the South Central region of the United States.”

Talamas founded his own firm, Fountainhead Intermediary, LLC, to secure debt for multifamily and commercial real estate. He has also held positions with Deerpath Capital, ECOtality, Wells Fargo & Washington Mutual, and Merrill Lynch. He earned his BA in Business Administration-Management from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and his MBA from the University of Houston Executive Degree Program.