When to Buy, How to Buy

Understanding Commercial Real Estate Financing


This Commercial Real Estate workshop is for entrepreneurs that are considering the purchase or
construction of commercial property for their business operations.

Entrepreneurs will receive tips on when to buy and will learn the best finance sources, such as the SBA 504 loan program, for owner occupied commercial real estate loans.

Director of Corporate Strategies
Ms. Valdez is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Business Administration, concentration in marketing and management. Raquel has expertise in business development, financial readiness counseling for small businesses, consumer product development, customer relations and market planning. She has almost five years experience in working with non profit organizations, economic development, data collection and analysis, regional homeownership promotion/preservation and marketing strategies. Raquel is the Director of Corporate Strategies at Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas and leads BCL’s community development line of business which includes the City of Austin BizAid program. Raquel also acts as a full service loan officer for BCL’s loan portfolio, which include SBA 504, micro lending, and additional loan programs. Ms. Valdez is a small business owner with retail sales in the Middle and Lower Rio Grande Valley.