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 has no stake in getting your loan closed.


Mark Abbruzzese

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.

Scott Kloustin

Head of Technology and Marketing
Before joining Next Bridge Funding, Scott built technology for a real estate startup to help homeowners sell their homes simply. He also worked at, where he led technology projects in lending and tackled data science as it related to mortgages. Scott loves learning and using new technology. Whether it’s new (technology) tools, code or gadgets, he loves exploring what’s possible and then making it happen. Scott graduated from the Ross School of Business and still roots for his Wolverines. In his free time, he likes to play softball and golf and spend time with his family.

Susan Bartlett

Director of Accounts Receivable & Closing Coordinator
Susan Barlett recently transitioned to asset based real estate lending after an extensive career in Accounting. She studied Finance at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and shortly after graduation she moved to Los Angeles where she resided for 20+ years until she relocated to Ann Arbor in 2019. Her professional experience has given her the skills and qualities that allow her to be impactful and understanding when dealing with tight deadlines, and many moving parts. Susan loves to explore all of the parks and hiking areas around Ann Arbor with her dog Luna.


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