Evan Gentry and Gary Bechtel
Based in Ladera Ranch, CA, visionaries Evan Gentry, CEO and founder, along with Gary Bechtel, president, are responsible for executing
the business and expansion strategy of Money360—a vertically-integrated, nationwide direct lender that sources, underwrites, closes, sells
and services small-to mid-balance commercial real estate loans ranging in size from $3 million to $25 million.
With more than 20 years of experience, Gentry is an entrepreneur and innovator with a strong background in the application of technology to the real estate, lending and investment industries. Prior to the creation of Money360, Gentry founded two highly successful real
estate investment and finance firms, G8 Capital and MoneyLine Lending Services. G8 Capital is a real estate private equity firm founded
in 2007, which has acquired more than $700 million in distressed real estate loans and properties, and has delivered 20%+ annualized
returns to investors.
For more than 30 years, Bechtel has been one of the most active individuals in the commercial real estate industry across the nation.
He has served in roles ranging from lender to intermediary, and has been involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate finance industry including the origination, underwriting,
structuring, placement and closing of over $9 billion in commercial debt transactions ranging in amounts from $1 million to $150 million.
Evan Gentry, CEO and founder of Money360, has been a visionary throughout his career, founding three successive companies to build on emerging
opportunities in real estate finance, and each time building out expert teams
to help those businesses achieve unparalleled results.
Gentry’s dedication to pushing an industry forward is most apparent in his
latest venture, Money360, which, since its inception in 2014, has been working to address the commercial real estate industry’s growing need for alternative sources of financing. Following the 2008 financial crisis, banks, which
traditionally were the largest lenders to the CRE industry, faced new regulations
that inhibited their ability to provide CRE loans profitably. According to
one senior CRE loan administrator, both Bechtel and Gentry are as
genuine as they get and both have similar qualities but in different ways. “Both are equally inspiring us to reach for the heights.”
Matt Tucker joined the Gladstone Cos. in May 2005 and has risen to senior managing director of Gladstone Commercial Corp. where he
is focused on sourcing and executing net leased real estate acquisitions and sale leaseback investments in the Northeast and Midwest US,
as well as overseeing the company’s portfolio in the Northeast and Midwest regions.
After a reorganization in 2018, Tucker runs the largest portfolio in the company with gross value of more
than $500 million and revenues exceeding $50 million per year.
With extensive experience in real estate investing, real estate asset management, real estate finance,
corporate private equity and leveraged finance, Tucker has weathered two down cycles. When times
were tough, he volunteered to take on the role of treasurer. In this way he was not only the ultimate
team player stepping up when short staffed, but learned an entirely different part of the business,
making him that much more valuable in the future.
Even under the tremendous stress of the recession, Tucker was able to keep his portfolio highly
leased and profitable. More recently, he suffered a completely ruptured Achilles tendon (only a few
years after a torn ACL) and still maintained a positive attitude throughout his recovery, while also
continuing to perform all of his workload amidst the many doctor’s visits and physical therapy
appointments. Rather than let his injury drag him down, and the team in turn, he has led by example
and showed the value of a positive outlook.
The firm’s CFO tells Real Estate Forum that “Matt is a tremendously bright and thoughtful senior
leader that cultivates a fundamentally sound, driven and ethically contentious workplace environment
on a daily basis. In addition, he is a terrific mentor and advocate for those that are within his profes-
Another colleague pointed out that he is also a natural leader, and says that a big
part of that is his calm, collected demeanor. “Matt doesn’t get flustered or knocked
off course by problems big or small. When you work with Matt, you believe you
can successfully achieve whatever goal you’re working towards because you can
tell Matt believes it.”