Fast, Dependable Source for Direct Capital

About Next Bridge Funding

We evaluate, underwrite, and fund deals quickly with our own capital

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide our customers with quick, consistent and convenient real estate financing. To see the importance each loan provides our customers, no matter how large or small. And when faced with adversity, to work through it with the best interest of everyone at heart.

Our Purpose

To provide excellent customer service from the start to finish of your loan, working around your time line and financial requirements, to become the Real Estate Lender of choice in the Midwest.

Our Company

Next Bridge Funding was founded to meet the needs of underserved traditional bank customers. We provide fast, short term, Real Estate Financing on Commercial Real Estate in the Midwest. We pride ourselves on working at the speed of our customers. The Real Estate Market moves fast and so do we. We can close loans in as little as 48 hours and don’t require all the traditional credit checks, bank statements and tax returns. We are local and started as Real Estate Investors, so we understand the Real Estate Market, therefore we have the ability to tailor a loan to meet your specific needs. We conduct all of our own underwriting and inspections, so you will be dealing with the people who will making the lending decision, not a person who has no stake in getting your loan closed.



Mark Abbruzzese

Founder & President
Mark has been a real estate investor for over 14 years. He has fixed and flipped over 800 homes himself, so he understands the ins and outs of this business. He has also managed a rental portfolio of over 200 single family and multifamily residential properties. Mark started providing commercial loans in 2006 and has funded hundreds of loans since then. Mark has a BA in Marketing from the University of Dayton and an MBA in Finance from the University of Detroit. Prior to being a real estate investor and lender, he worked for Ford Motor Co. in marketing and advertising and in dealer development. He has been married for 20 years and has two sons, both in high school.

Claudia Barbosa

Director of Sales
As a Director of Sales in the dynamic world of private lending, Claudia thrives on the intersection of finance, real estate, and relationship-building. With a proven track record of driving revenue growth and fostering lasting partnerships, she is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses secure the financing they need to achieve their real estate goals. A note from Claudia, "My expertise lies in structuring creative lending solutions, leveraging a deep understanding of market trends and an extensive network of industry professionals. I am passionate about empowering our team to excel and providing our clients with the best possible experience."

Kiersten Bruce

Closing Coordinator
Kiersten joined us at Next Bridge Funding in 2023 and hit the ground running. Her role as our closing coordinator is to provide excellent customer service, stay in contact with new and existing clients, and to ensure smooth transactions. She is currently studying at Southern New Hampshire University working towards her bachelor's degree in business and marketing. Kiersten is a mom of two rescued cats and loves spending time with her family.

Renee Bruce

Office Manager
Renee has been in the real estate industry for 15+ years and with Next Bridge Funding since 2011. She has been an instrumental part of our growth and held many responsibilities over the past decade including overseeing accounts payables and receivables, maintaining the status of each property within the company’s portfolio, and being fully engaged in day-to-day operations. She studied at Wayne State University and WCCCD, and attended Cass Tech High School where she graduated academically in the top 3% of all Detroit High School Students. Renee has a vast knowledge of office administration, allowing her to be successful in her current role. Renee is married and a mother of 3 and loves spending time with her family, going on vacations, and going to the movies. She is also an animal lover and has 3 dogs and a part-time cat.

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