areas of expertise

Finance and Lending








Doug Eakin, CCIM

Vice President

Professional Experience

Doug Eakin is Vice President and Co-Founder at RG Finance, an affiliate company of RG Real Estate. Before joining RG Finance, Mr. Eakin spent the last 15 years working as a commercial lender, working primarily for community banks. Working within the community bank model, Mr. Eakin was afforded the opportunity to work with a wide breadth of customers, ranging from small business entrepreneurs to $4 billion manufacturing firms. The role allowed Mr. Eakin to work with a wide range of collateral and real estate asset classes. Mr. Eakin’s career success has been driven by his strong customer relationships, win/win solutions focus, and his ability to create a positive performance-oriented work climate. Mr. Eakin is successful at selling commercial loans because he has been on the other side of the desk and managed a business, and because he invests his time in getting to know his customer’s unique business challenges. Mr. Eakin’s strong communication skills and ability to put people at ease enables him to develop relationships that are mutually beneficial for both the bank and customers. A keen problem solver, he works to find a mutually beneficial resolution to any problems that arise. During his career he has provided well over $250 million of financing to a wide variety of borrowers and businesses.

Notable Assignments
  • Crown Equipment Corporation – $7.5MM Equipment Financing, $5MM Equipment Financing, $6.5MM Equipment Financing, $6.2MM Equipment Financing
  • KMS1 Investments – $5.5MM Refinance & Restructure Multiple NNN properties
  • R & R Takhar, Inc. – $545M Real Estate Acquisition and Renovation, $450M Real Estate Acquisition
  • AA Property Management, LLC – $835M Single Family Investment Portfolio, $1.65MM Refinance & Restructure Single Family Investment Portfolio
  • Claypool Apartments, LLC – $850M Refinance & Restructure of Multifamily Property
  • Ebberts Field Seed, Inc. – $1.0MM Operating Line of Credit
  • R & D Machine, Inc. – $475M Equipment Financing, $385M Facilities Expansion
  • The Hartzell Companies – $12MM Operating Line of Credit, $2.1MM Facilities Expansion
  • Devonshire REIT – $650M (NNN) Property Refinance, $450M (NNN) Property Refinance
  • Larry Leffel Enterprises et al – $1.2MM Construction of Single Tenant Investment – 4 properties
Credentials and Affiliations
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
  • Licensed Residential Mortgage Loan Originator, State of Georgia
  • Board Member & Treasurer, 2008-2016, United Way of Piqua
  • Board Member 2008-2016, Board Chair 2014-2016, Council on Rural Services, Inc.
  • Completed ABA National Commercial Lending School held in association with the Southwestern Graduate School of Business
  • Denison University – B.A. in Communications
  • 4 Year Varsity Letter Winner – Golf, Denison University, Team Captain 1993-1995, Team MVP 1994

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