About Us


George H.
Managing Director, Small Business Lending
5404 Wisconsin Avenue
Second Floor
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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As the Managing Director of the Small Business Lending group at CapitalSource, George H. Harrop is focused on meeting the specialized needs of small business borrowers nationwide by providing conventional and SBA loans to clients across a wide variety of industries.

Mr. Harrop joined CapitalSource in 2010 when the company acquired substantially all of the assets of SBA lender MainStreet Lender LLC, a firm he founded in 2005. Under his leadership, MainStreet Lender grew to be the ninth largest SBA 7(a) lender in the country and became the foundation for CapitalSource’s Small Business Lending group.

Mr. Harrop is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in finance and real estate. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in the founding and advising of numerous business ventures in retail, commercial real estate, and franchising. Before founding MainStreet Lender, Mr. Harrop was a Managing Partner with Pantheon Capital Partners, LLC, a boutique commercial mortgage brokerage firm specializing in financing of multi-family, shopping center, and purchase/redevelopment projects. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Franchising for Case Design/Remodeling in Bethesda, Maryland.

In 1992, Mr. Harrop founded a chain of espresso cafes, growing the company through franchising to more than 50 employees and nine locations before selling it in 1998.

Professional Contributions

  • Regular guest lecturer for MBA programs at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland in the field of “New Venture Creation and Business Planning.”

In the News

Restaurant Conference Gets REAL
NADCO News; November 8, 2013

Advisors: Stop Renting and Buy the Building
ThinkAdvisor (originally published in LifeHealthPRO); April 11, 2013

Common Misconceptions about Finding Financing for Medical Practices
Medical Office Today; August, 2012

From Bagel Shop Owner to Homeless
Bloomberg Businessweek; October 29, 2010 2:42 pm

Small Business Jobs Act: How Does It Affect My Business’ Finance and Lending Opportunities?
wsradio.com; Build Your Business, October 4, 2010

Making Banks Leave You a Loan, Not Alone: Tips for Thinking Like Your Lender
wsradio.com; SBA Radio, September 9, 2010

Q&A #2 with SBA Lender George Harrop, CapitalSource
Commercial Deals; February 21, 2011

How to Get a Small Biz Bank Loan
mainstreet.com; July 19, 2010