Barbara Morrison Inducted Into Northern California Real Estate Women Of Influence Hall Of Fame

October 10th 2011

Barbara Morrison Inducted Into Northern California Real Estate Women Of Influence Hall Of Fame

SAN FRANCISCO CA. (Oct 10 2011) –Barbara Morrison President and CEO of TMC Financing a leading Certified Development Company (CDC) providing SBA commercial real estate loans is one of four influential women newly inducted into the Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honorees were selected for their contributions to the commercial real estate industry and were recognized at an awards ceremony on October 4 2011 at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco California.

“Ms. Morrison’s role in the commercial real estate industry goes back to 1981 when she founded TMC” said Sonia Ransom Esq. partner at Allen Matkins and chair of the committee that selected Morrison for the award. “Since then she has become one of the most respected and admired business women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Under her leadership TMC has helped more than 3900 small business owners purchase property to grow and expand their businesses with over $6.4 billion in SBA 504 financing. These loans have resulted in the creation of over 27000 jobs.”

Morrison was chosen to be recognized by a panel of nine judges that included representatives from Sares-Regis Group W3 Partners Skyline Construction Inc. BOMA and the Swig Company LLC. According to Ransom “candidates were evaluated on their contributions and achievements in commercial real estate in the last 18 months as well as their efforts to promote and advance women in the commercial real estate industry.”

“I am honored to be joining the ranks of these outstanding women business leaders” exclaims Morrison. “I am gratified by TMC’s phenomenal growth over the years and am looking forward to continuing to provide a pathway to property ownership for entrepreneurs. Small businesses are the economic backbone of our economy and I am privileged to work with commercial real estate programs like the SBA 504 program which provide stability to the small business sector.”

Over her professional career Morrison has earned numerous awards for her leadership and advocacy for women and small business owners including being named among “Women Who Make a Difference” by the SF Commission on the Status of Women recipient of the San Francisco Business Times Women in Leadership Award the Arthur Goodman Achievement and Diversity Award from the National Association of Development companies and a U.S. Small Business Administration Women in Business Advocate Award.

Among her many professional affiliations Morrison serves as a member of the California Small Business Task Force of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and as a Board Member of the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School. She has been active locally with the Financial Women’s Association (FWA)

A former mayor of the city of Belvedere and former City Council member she has provided leadership for a number of community organizations including the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation and currently serves an advisory trustee for the Belvedere Community Foundation.

About TMC During the past 30 years TMC has provided over $6.4 billion in financing for more than 3900 businesses throughout California and Nevada. TMC has been ranked in the top five Certified Development Companies nationwide for over a decade and is the number one SBA 504 Lender in Northern California Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

SBA 504 loans provide below-market fixed rate long-term financing to small businesses for the purchase renovation or construction of commercial real estate properties or the acquisition of equipment. TMC’s experienced staff works directly with borrowers first mortgage lenders and real estate brokers to tailor financing packages that meet SBA program guidelines and the borrower’s credit capacity. For more information please visit http://www.tmcfinancing.com/.

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