Bob Eakin


bob eakin real estate investor Bob Eakin started his career over 30 years ago (Dang!) in the mortgage industry. In 2014, he founded Jcap Private Lending, a trusted nationwide direct lender in the short term bridge loan space specializing in purchase, refinance and fix & flip loans for single family, multifamily and commercial properties. As a Loan Officer, Bob was named in the Top 50 Mortgage Originators out of more than 750,000 in the USA, and has funded over $1 Billion in personal loan volume. Bob now leads the Jcap Private Lending team. Jcap has become a National Leader in US Hard Money Lending. Bob contributes his success to a simple desire to serve the community, his investors, his family and his team. In his free time, Bob loves a good espresso, golf, skiing, and traveling with his wife.

What led you to pursue a career in real estate?
My lending career hit me when I was a Junior in College. I did a summer internship with a fraternity brother as his operations assistant and I truly loved it. Helping people with such a big financial decision while no situation is ever the same is what keeps me going. Still until this day, I love how this profession involves problem solving and caring for people.
If you could make one announcement for the world to hear, what would you say?
You matter and to love the person sitting next to you.
What was your dream job when you were a child?
I wanted to be Governor.
What book are you currently reading?
I just finished reading the Handbook on Everything and am currently reading Naked Money – a book about the U.S. Economy and a Catholic Commentary by a Bishop on Four Gospels. I am not Catholic, but it’s a really good read.
What is one piece of advice you would give to your past self?
Don’t take life so seriously.
What is the most difficult aspect of your profession?
Managing borrower timelines when they’re already off schedule.
What motivates you the most in life?
Helping people succeed.
What is the most important thing you have learned during your career?
Focus on doing what you love, success will follow.
How do you want to impact the lives of your clients?
I want to make sure our clients always feel like they are cared for by us and that they matter as people.