Matt Kersting, CEO & President
A driven entrepreneur, Matthew Kersting established Beacon Financial in 2008 as a private mortgage lender specializing in bridge financing for real estate investors. Under Mr. Kersting’s leadership, Beacon Financial serves real estate investors in major markets throughout Florida. Since 2010, Beacon has closed in excess of $30 million in financing in the Central Florida market alone. Mr. Kersting focuses on expanding Beacon’s geographic footprint throughout the South East. Additionally, Beacon Financial Group’s Real Estates Sales division provides clients with in house listing and sales service.
Mr. Kersting’s industry experience stems from five years of personally underwriting in excess of 500 real estate loans as well as over a decade in real estate brokerage. His current client base ranges from individual investors, Investment Advisors, Hedge Funds, REITs, IRA Custodial Servicers, and private equity. He currently services a bridge loan portfolio of over $10 Million and growing.
Prior to Beacon Financial, he was the Managing Partner and RE Broker for the East Central Florida office of RealNet, an industry leader in whole sale real estate brokerage and bridge loan financing. At Realnet, he managed the acquisition and sale of over $30 Million in single family assets. In addition, he generated and approved over $25 million in bridge financing. A proven leader, Mr. Kersting developed both new agent recruitment programs and corporate training manuals for Realnet, which eventually had over 200 agents in Florida. At Realnet, Mr. Kersting was recognized as a Top Producer from 2003-2008, when he formed Beacon Financial Group.
Active in the community, Mr. Kersting maintains membership with the Nation Mortgage License Service, Space Coast Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, Better Business Bureau, Central Florida Real Estate Investors (CFRI), and Holy Name Catholic Church.