About Us


Today’s business owners and investors need more than a one-size-fits-all approach to commercial lending.

At Commercial Direct, our mission is to make it easier for borrowers to secure financing – even if banks have already said no.

Do you need flexibility beyond bank financing? See how Commercial Direct is breaking the traditional mold to help you get a loan that meets your specific needs.


We’re backed by certainty.

Commercial Direct is a subsidiary of Bayview Asset Management. Bayview Asset Management, LLC (“Bayview”), initially founded in 1993, is a mortgage investment firm focused primarily on mortgage credit, including whole loans, mortgage-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights, and mortgage-related assets.

Bayview is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida with approximately 1,700 employees across asset manage-ment, loan servicing, and origination. As of June 30, 2019, Bayview oversees approximately $14.7 billion in assets under management.

Bayview has substantial experience in sourcing, purchasing, servicing, and managing residential and commercial mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities.

Meet Our Team

Leslie Smith | Managing Director

Leslie Smith led the launch of Silver Hill Funding, LLC and oversees sales and operation for the entire small-balance commercial lending division.

Nina Hamilton Lee | VP, Operations

Nina Hamilton-Lee will oversee the lending operations including management of the processing, closing, and quality control departments.

Zack North | AVP, Marketing Director

Zack North enjoys telling true stories that help investors and business owners approach important financial decisions with confidence.

Maxlee Diaz | Account Manager

Maxlee knows how challenging it can be for borrowers to obtain commercial mortgage financing. That’s why he focuses on simplifying the process.

Quick Facts


We give you the flexibility to get your request funded. That’s because today’s business owners and investors need more than a one-size-fits-all approach to lending.


We’re not a bank. Commercial Direct, a division of Silver Hill Funding, LLC (the proposed lender), is a non-bank, direct commercial lender. This means you won’t deal with restrictive bank programs or dificult loan committees when you work with us.


We only do commercial mortgages. Our team has closed and funded more than 20,000 commercial mortgages. You can feel confident that Commercial Direct’s experts will provide a solution that meets your unique needs

Need commercial mortgage financing?

Borrow up to $2 million