I’ve known Jess and Dona Tolan for a long time. My family and me have done numerous loan deals through Thoroughbred Financial, their mortgage company. On the Real Estate side, Jess recently helped me with an extremely complex deal. The property had a ton of issues and it seemed likely we’d inherit them if we were to buy the property. This meant we needed to get a dramatic drop in price to shift our risk. It took time, but Jess finally got the seller to come to terms with the multitude of issues, and ultimately we struck an agreement at our target purchase price. The price reduction was dramatic. Then, while under contract we had much to work through with the City and County of Denver and FEMA, not to mention a slew of environmental concerns and plat issues. We were able to resolve all of the major, and most of the minor issues prior to closing, and somehow had fun doing it. I don’t think there are many out there that could have pulled all of this off!