About us

As a trusted name in the commercial mortgage industry, CM Lenders offers professional assistance for assessment of loan portfolios and valuation of real estate properties. At CM Lenders, we are highly experienced business owners ourselves, and our clients trust our expertise and knowledge to ensure their individual commercial loan needs are fulfilled to their absolute satisfaction.

Our Team

Alan Goodman

With his results-oriented strategy, Alan has proven successes in both residential and commercial financing. Recognizing problem solving for growth as the key to commercial success, Alan utilizes strategic thinking to single out and prevent issues impacting growth. His ability, combined with his experience in analyzing and evaluating loan packages, has allowed him to develop a proven track record of increased sales and profitability in small businesses.


Alan began buying and selling real estate in 1985. Before founding CM Lenders, Alan was president of The Goodman Group, LLC and at AFC Mortgage, Inc. In his career, Alan has represented buyers and sellers of REO properties, leased for both landlord and tenants, and bought and sold raw land, retail, commercial, and multi-family properties. The combination of his professional experiences has made him an expert in all phases of residential and commercial lending, from conventional to SBA, bridge, and hard money loans, and financing and refinancing options.

Calvin Hill

Calvin Hill has been a resident of Atlanta for 46 years. He has been a successful commercial loan broker and commercial loan banker for over 30 years. A great deal has changed between the time Mr. Hill began making commercial loans and now. He understands how these changes have altered the lending landscape in the commercial area. He has kept himself in the forefront of these changes.


He understands there are new methods and changes in the way business is done. These changes are now happening at the most rapid pace ever; making it difficult to comprehend the enormity and the speed of these changes. Our job is to make sure the customer understands how this affects his business and their ability to get commercial funding.


Calvin Hill is also an author, with three nonfiction books pertaining to Business and maintaining a healthy attitude.

Michael L. Sherman

Michael Sherman is CM Lenders SBA Lending Specialist. He connects businesses with the SBA. He provides SBA consulting services, primarily packaging and placing SBA loans for banks not in the SBA business and conducts audits on SBA loan files. With strong contacts at the SBA, he also acts as a communications liaison between banks and the SBA.


Mike is a former bank executive having worked with both state and national banks in Georgia. He obtained the certified lending status from the SBA for the banks and marketed the SBA lending program to small businesses, real estate brokers, CPA's, attorneys and business brokers. CM Lenders customers are able to take advantage of his knowledge of the entire SBA process and his extensive experience in SBA lending.

Fred Nort

Fred is a small business entrepreneur. He has been both an investor in start-up businesses as well as having started, operated and sold several companies. His experiences have given CM Lenders real world insight into the problems that small business owners face when looking for money to start and grow.


Often, CM Lenders encounters business owners that need creative, alternative solutions to finance operations. Receivable financing or factoring might be a solution that works in some situations as an alternative. Fred has seen hundreds of companies successfully use this finance tool to grow their business. Other examples of alternative investment strategies used by CM Lenders that Fred has experience with include: Angel investments, venture capital and private equity.


Fred's goal is to make CM Lenders the place that small business owners can find an answer to their working capital problems and become wildly successful as a result.