The Center for Institutional Finance: We're Here For You

Trust is the most important factor when it comes to meeting your financial needs.  For more than a decade, The Center for Institutional Finance and its specialized Divisions have placed particular value on our personal relationships with each of our clients.  We view ourselves as your expert partner in every project and financial undertaking, helping you develop and implement plans based on your special needs. Our reputation speaks for itself, including our special relationship with a number of national church denominations. We've been a part of the church, not-for-profit, and project finance community throughout the country, developing bonds with the dedicated Bishops, Ministers, College Presidents, Community Leaders and project development leaders who will shape the future for generations to come. 

A Closer Look at The Center for Institutional Finance:


Philosophy:  The turbulent financial marketplace has made it more important than ever before to approach each client need with an open mind, applying sound and true financial principals to every project financing.  Our financing professionals carefully work with our national base of industry-leading banks, lending institutions, and capital market leaders to develop financing programs that are sensitive to the changing capital markets, and which carefully match our client's financial needs to the realities of lending in today's highly regulated banking climate.  This approach affords our clients access to industry leaders and creates the perfect opportunity to obtain the lowest borrowing costs in the market.  We strive to create "win / win" opportunties for our clients, where they enjoy multiple opportunties to place their mortgages and loans on the most favorable terms possible.


History:  Church Loan Specialist, Inc. became a Division of The Center for Institutional Finance to carry on its decade-long track record of meeting the special needs of churches and not-for-profit organizations.  The principals of Financial Technologies, LLC joined The Center for Institutional Finance, bringing their long history of higher education finance and retirement system management for churches, colleges, not-for-profit organizations, governmental agency, and project development finance.  


Founding Principals:  The founding principal of The Center for Institutional Finance is Charles H. Devers, President and CEO.


Mr. Devers began his career managing the capital finance programs for the Illinois Office of the Governor.  He was a founding principal of the Public Finance Department of A. G. Edwards & Sons, which is today part of Wells Fargo.  He joined Bank of America, where he won its International LEND Award for completing the bank's most creative public finance project.  He subsequently founded Financial Technologies, LLC which completed the restructuring of the retirement programs in one of the nation's largest denominational churches as well as financing its institutions of higher education.



Career Opportunities

 The Center for Institutional Finance is growing!  We are seeking staff and independent contractors to meet the rapidly expanding needs of our national base of church, not-for-profit, governmental, and private developer clients.  Interested and highly qualified individuals with industry experience are encouraged to submit their resumes and statements of interest to the Company.  Please see the "Careers" Section of our website.


Discover the wide range of services we provide.


Office Locations


101 S. Palmetto Ave, Suite 5

Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Tel  (386) 336-4141

Cell (314) 221-7000


21330 Chinaberry Drive

Boca Raton, Florida 33428

Tel  (386) 336-4141

Cell (954) 253-3840

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2851 Independence Street

Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Tel  (386) 336-4141

Cell (573) 450-0378 


Church Loan Specialist Division

235 Peachtree St NE, Suite 400

Atlanta, GA 30303

Tel. (386) 336-4141

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