Regal Group International
With more than 20 years of real estate lending experience, Juan Ayala, owner and principal of Regal Group International, remains persistent and accommodating. Assisting clients in Florida, California, Hawaii, New York, Virginia, Maryland and the greater D.C. area, Ayala specializes in brokers, investors and Realtors seeking loans for commercial and luxury residential properties. “My clients are interested in creating long-lasting relationships,” he says, adding that he has clients who have worked with him for his entire career.
As a previous financial advisor for First Union and Wachovia, Ayala has become an expert in private and commercial mortgage lending, preferring to focus his attention on a single industry in order to anticipate the direction of the market and better serve his clients. “My training has always been in business and finance, so I always try to apply my business training to anything that I do,” he says. “I also advise my clients as if I were conducting the transaction for myself.”
In September 2017 alone, Ayala produced a total of $38 million, and thanks to his decision to expand the commercial arm of his business, he was able to increase the overall profitability and efficiency of his business model. “In lending, there are many peaks and valleys,” he explains. “The ability to remain dedicated to my craft and the ability to learn and get better are the fundamental keys to my success.”
Ayala is a member of the American Association of Private Lenders, the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Florida. Highly committed to his faith and his role as a father, Ayala loves traveling with his family, and they recently visited Europe to celebrate his oldest daughter’s 15th birthday. He is also heavily involved with the St. Jude Foundation. “I am very happy to be a part of all of the great work that they are doing for children,” he says.