April 20, 2018

# What We Do

Employee Spotlight: Tim Stoves

  Name: Tim Stoves Title: Construction Relationship Manager Years at Rain City: 3   Can you describe what you do at Rain City Capital? I process the loan advances for our construction and renovation clients while monitoring the progress of the projects. How or why did you come to work for Rain City? At the time [...]

March 22, 2018

# What We Do

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Schellhas

Name: Lisa Schellhas Title: Underwriting Manager Years at Rain City: 4 Can you describe what you do at Rain City Capital? I underwrite the loans, which means the loans come to me after they’ve been processed and I review and approve them. There’s a lot of other stuff that goes into that, but it would take [...]

March 9, 2018

# What We Do

The $100 Mission Video

Rain City is continuously searching for its next $100 Mission partner, and we wanted to talk more about what the $100 Mission is: who we're looking for and what kind work we do. And so with the help of Giving to Fly's Jenna Powell and Kelly Gies, check out our new video highlighting the $100 Mission:

February 15, 2018

# What We Do

Employee Spotlight: Meredith Zimmerman

  Name: Meredith Zimmerman Title: QC & Recording Specialist (soon to be Loan Processor) Years at Rain City: six months Can you describe what you do at Rain City Capital? I do the recording of our deeds for Oregon and Washington. I review everyone's loan documents to ensure all the information is correct. I put the [...]

February 2, 2018

# What We Do

The Further You Go

You’re listening to a guru pitch you on his program for wealth, dreaming of millions in the bank. You leave the seminar pumped up, pockets a little lighter due to the cost of the weekend training, but ready to take on the world. Except it's not that easy. Here's one thing no guru will tell you: [...]

January 24, 2018

# Uncategorized

Nine Keys to a Successful Flip

From Ian Morell, VP of Sales at Rain City Capital and Owner, Caliber Real Estate Investing in real estate has proven decade after decade to be a tried-and-true means to build wealth, but it’s not as easy as it’s made it look on TV. I’ve renovated over 200 homes since my first project in 2009 and [...]

December 13, 2017

# What We Do

Employee Spotlight: Valerie Wells

Name: Valerie Wells Title(s): "Coordinator of Chaos" (Fred's title for Valerie on her first business card), Production Manager, Loan Processing Supervisor Years at Rain City: 5 Can you describe what you do at Rain City Capital? I'm worried that describing all the things I do might take up a whole page. I'll just say that Fred used to call [...]

December 7, 2017

# What We Do

Your Mission

A few months ago, at the end of Rain City's Monday morning check-in, Fred asked our office, "Does anyone know our mission statement?" Most of the office had a vague idea (and the marketing department wasn't allowed to answer). After some close guesses, Fred went over to the white board and wrote it down: Real and [...]

November 7, 2017

# What We Do

Employee Spotlight: Babette Cram

Hard money lending hasn't always had the best reputation. But at Rain City, we're real people who just want to help investors Make It Happen. Once a month, we'll post a feature about a Rain City employee, so you can meet staff you might not normally interact with. Starting us off, the first person most people talk [...]

September 28, 2017

# Learn, What We Do

Five Things I Wish I Knew Back in 2007

“Hindsight is 20/20.” “If I only knew then what I know now.” “Monday morning quarterbacking.” Back in 2007, things were going pretty well for me. I had a great job, owned a nice house, and lived a pretty solid life. It was an interesting time. The first iPhone had just come out. A new president was [...]


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