Russ has recently joined Maine Capital Group in 2018 as Senior Commercial Lending Officer. Mr. Oakes graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelors degree concentration in Accounting. After graduation, he went directly to work for a small accounting firm specializing in Real Estate Syndication’s. Russ then transfer into the private sector working first as a Controller then promoted to Vice President of The Dartmouth Company, a real estate development and management company wholly owned subsidiary of Consumers Water Co.
Boulos Property Management hired Russ as Vice President in the nineties to manage a large portfolio of bank owned and distressed Commercial Real Estate often working directly with Courts as a Court Appointed Receiver. He continued to work with challenging real estate assignments moving into Commercial Lending with Pioneer Capital. As Vice President and Investor, Russ focused on finding solutions for challenging Real Estate projects through the use of short term bridge and non conventional lending sources. Later as President and founder of Advantage Commercial Funding LLC,, Russ assisted many individuals in finding creative solutions to complicated commercial real estate transactions.
Over the last 3 decades, Mr Oakes has also developed extensive experience in the Approval, Development and Construction of Real Estate Subdivisions and commercial projects through his consulting firm, Abnaki LLC. We are very excited to have him join our team and strongly believe he will bring a creative approach to solving many of our client’s commercial real estate needs.