By Robert Ward – Print Editor, Jacksonville Business Journal

Sep 12, 2014, 6:00 am EDT

The Jacksonville Business Journal talks with Scott Taccati, President of Trillium Capital Resources of Florida.

What does Trillium Capital Resources do or offer? We are a mortgage banking company that places commercial real estate loans for real estate investors. And when I say “placed,” the loans are permanent financing, as opposed to construction, and we provide this service connecting clients with our lender database. We are an approved correspondent — that is a buzzword that is used a lot in that industry. That means basically an alliance partner with different lenders. So lenders will recognize and basically do business with our company when we provide opportunities for them.

You recently expanded into Florida. Where is Trillium based and what opportunities does it see in Florida? We are based in Columbus, Georgia. We are opening an office next month in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have just opened an office in Downtown Jacksonville. I worked in the banking industry in Jacksonville 1993 to 2008, and I was a commercial real estate account officer. The job there is to go out and generate business for new loans, and the banks I was with were SouthTrust, AmSouth and Regions. The reason we expanded into Jacksonville is based on the tremendous opportunity in the financing arena, and also the established client base that I developed will enhance our efforts there. I have a good network of clients from my banking days.

Have you worked outside Jacksonville since your banking career here? Yes, I’ve been basically up in the Columbus, Georgia, and Atlanta market. [He was with Regions Bank when he moved to Columbus.]