TIF Monetization Loan Program

Economic Development & Tax Incentive Finance

Providing a unique lending solution for developers

At Untamed Equity we look for market opportunities that require the development of unique commercial lending solutions that provide superior value. Our Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Loan Monetization Program does that by helping developers convert pay-as-you-go TIF incentives into cash. The lending specialists at Untamed Equity are uniquely positioned to help you because they come from an economic development background. They have an understanding of the issue from both sides of table.

Untamed Equity

Same team. Same expertise in economic development. New name!

We are pleased to announce that Emily Blaylock, Chief Lending Officer and Joe Slavens, President & CEO of Northwest Bank have launched Untamed Equity, a new company specializing in Tax Increment Financing. Untamed Equity’s expertise in TIF monetization continues to build from our current team members and our success in fueling over $450 million in development projects.

TIF Loan Developer Benefits

  • Reduce your out-of-pocket investment in the incented project.
  • Invest in larger incented projects.
  • Increase cash-on-cash returns.
  • Free-up value trapped in incented projects for use in an unrelated project.

TIF Loan Municipality Benefits

  • Mitigates much of the deal risk for the municipality offering the incentive.
  • Establish payment expectations to ensure that increment value will be generated.
  • Municipality borrowing capacity at debt limits are not impacted.
  • The developer is more likely to follow through on the project as their funds are put in first.
  • Allows for more flexibility, avoids the complexities and has lower costs than bonding and other alternatives.

TIF Loan Benefits for both Developers & Municipalities

  • Municipalities are able to offer a pay-as-you-go incentive model, while affording the developer the opportunity to realize their funds upfront.
  • With a higher equity infusion, the project becomes substantially more viable.

TIF Resources

Check out our videos on Tax Increment Financing and our feature episode on the Econ Dev Show podcast.


Lending Millions Across the Midwest (and Beyond)

We have harnessed over $425 million in economic development (and counting)

Our team has been lending millions across the Midwest – and beyond – partnering on a variety of projects in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, and Ohio with others pending.

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Meet the Untamed Equity Team

Emily Blaylock

Emily Blaylock

President & Founder, Untamed Equity

Emily has spent six years in accounting and over 15 years in banking. She has held a variety of leadership roles in commercial lending ranging from large multi-national banks to local community banks, joining Northwest Bank as Chief Lending Officer in 2016 and founding Untamed Equity in 2022.


Corey Martin

Corey Martin

Vice President,
Loan Origination & Syndications

Previously owning and operating his own company, Corey brings a unique perspective to Commercial Lending. Corey graduated from St. Ambrose University and has over 18 years of financial and business experience.


Jeremy Voss

Jeremy Voss
Business Development Specialist

Jeremy holds two Master of Business Administration degrees and has served as the Executive Director of a non-profit Economic Development organization in Nebraska and Project Manager for a Des Moines Metro Economic Development group, totaling over ten years of experience in Rural Development.


Beth Rogers

Beth Rogers
Servicing Specialist

Beth has a Master’s Degree in Economics and has spent over 20 years working in the financial services industry with a focus on financial reporting and analysis. She uses that talent and experience to help analyze our economic development loans and she works with customers to efficiently and effectively close their loans.


Would you like to know more about how our TIF Monetization Loan Program can work for you?

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