Welcome to River Capital
“The Northwest’s premier mortgage company”
River Capital is one of the Northwest’s premier mortgage companies. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, we have established trusted relationships with local chartered banks, wholesale lenders, and private investment portfolios. These relationships allow our firm to facilitate lending in a variety of ways. As both a banker and broker, we provide niche loans, Energy Efficient Mortgages, FHA, VA, Reverse Mortgages as well as the means to accommodate conventional financing. Loans for teachers, police officers, and fire fighters are included in our sphere of specialties.
From Our Newsletter
20 Years of Gratitude and Appreciation
2016 will mark my 20th year in the field of real estate lending. I entered this profession in 1996, as a result of a downsizing in the fisheries department program at a private firm. In the years since, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of providing residential and commercial financing to over 2,350 wonderful families. As I look forward , I am truly thankful and excited to continue this endeavor in a field that has crafted so many incredible long term friendships Read more →
Developing Future Dreams
The wonderful changes noted in Portland’s skyline are the result of Tim O’Brien’s ability to foster professional and equitable collaborations with the city’s finest landowners, developers, architects and designers. -Michael Knapp “Burn the ships,” ordered Hernán Cortés, the Spanish Conquistador, to his crew in 1859. That’s good advice for entrepreneurs today, as national real estate coach Travis Carson has pointed out. When you’re starting a company, you must be fully engaged in your future, pouring your heart and soul into building your dream. Almost 20 Read more →
Expand Your Boundaries
As an avid fisherman and entrepreneur, I not only credit my fish catching ways to his incredible wading shoe, but truly appreciate the Korkers brand and it’s foothold in the global market place. Brian and his team have crafted a well honed business and product. Micheal Knapp I have always had a fascination and love of footwear. I am not exactly sure why to tell you the truth, but I guess it started Read more →
An Accidental Artist
As a friend and a fan of Kelly Rae for over 20 years, I’ve had the honor of witnessing her incredible journey in morphing her creative mind with a deliberate and focused business acumen. –Michael Knapp I spent my early career as a clinical medical social worker — counseling broken hearts, and helping others through the fights of their lives. It was powerful, important work — but my heart began to grow restless. Until . . . I started Read more →
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