Focused on A|E|C Firms

Our division is focused exclusively on serving A|E|C firms. This close industry alignment helps us understand the emerging trends that are important to you so we can provide leading-edge solutions to address your most pressing challenges. Our service model is designed to make the entire leasing process simple and easy – so you can keep your focus on running and growing your business.

Two Decades of Loyalty

At First American, we commit to doing whatever it takes to earn your loyalty. While other lenders may come and go, we have never wavered in our commitment to serving the unique equipment financing needs of the A|E|C industry.

Technology + Equipment Financing

At First American, we know technology. We embrace it. We utilize it. And we most assuredly finance it. While some lenders may be uncomfortable financing soft costs — we welcome it.

Tailored Equipment Finance

Need a custom solution for your unique needs? Your A|E|C finance specialist will collaborate with you to create an on-target solution to help you grow your business.

Clear + Straightforward

As a First American client, you will always receive clear, unambiguous lease documents, prompt responses to inquiries, full disclosure surrounding all costs upfront, no fees of any kind, and the friendliest documentation in the industry.

Service with Purpose

As a client, you receive a dedicated Project Manager who works with you to understand your needs and preferences as he or she provides you with personal, direct service. Your Project Manager takes personal ownership in driving growth and success for your business.

Association Involvement

We are passionate about the A|E|C industry and are proud to be involved in the following organizations:

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)

The Strength of City National Bank

When you work with First American, you are working with a direct lender, not a broker. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of City National Bank, a highly-respected business bank with more than $30 billion in assets and a long track record of strength and stability.

FA | Experience

Say hello to the new digital tool that will change the way you finance equipment. Greater access and visibility offer a faster way to complete your projects so you can spend less time managing your financing and more time focused on your firm.


Fast track your transactions with the secure DocuSignTM e-signature platform that allows you to execute lease documents anywhere, anytime.