The relationship between builders and their lenders has been an uneasy one throughout the downturn. As banks have been slow to see value in builders’ projects and quick to say that regulators won’t allow them to lend, builders have increasingly been turning to private financing or other alternatives to fund projects.

We want to hear about your experiences in the hunt for financing and what your company is doing to keep projects moving forward. Send us your strategies on convincing banks to work with you, or tell us about non-traditional lenders you're working with instead. You can either leave a comment below or send an email to Each week we’ll publish some of the ideas readers submit on topics touching the industry, and pose a new question for feedback.