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Sofia Capital Ventures is Your Concierge for Private Commercial Lending

Your success is our mission. Unlike brokers who immediately ask for a fee agreement and sometimes an initial fee and then try to find a lender, SOFIA Capital Ventures has aligned with the most active commercial lenders in the business and represents to you the full capacity of the lending market in today’s dynamic environment.

When you work with Sofia Capital Ventures, you gain an experienced team with the depth of knowledge required to navigate the commercial lending process. We help you understand the available lender programs and how to build a successful loan package. We also offer consulting to help you develop your funding strategy and presentation packaging. Our understanding of commercial lending enables us to propose creative funding strategies and create win/win solutions.

Throughout the process, we keep you well informed and comfortable that your file is in the right hands that can provide the best loan for your specific situation. We value your business and strive to protect and respect the relationships we establish. Our goal is to make your entire experience as smooth and efficient as possible.

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Barbara Leuin, CEO

Barbara Leuin, Ph.D., Senior Economist, Harrisonburg, VA, is a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor, with over 30 years of professional experience, including 13 years of university teaching in business and economics; 16 years of business consulting; and 5 years as a full-time real estate investor. Since 1996, she has helped start-up businesses access millions in private capital. As CEO, Barbara brings visionary leadership and team-building to Sofia Capital Ventures. She is responsible for lender relationships, broker training and identifying cutting-edge opportunities.

Contact Barbara at (760) 809-6236

Silvio Ferrari, Business Development

Silvio (Sil) Ferrari, Commercial Lending Expert, Carmichael, CA Net Office, has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker and consultant. His expertise is in bringing capital sources to commercial real estate developers and investors for the acquisition and development of all types of properties including hospitality, retail, multifamily and office property. As a Business Development Associate, Silvio is responsible for building SCV’s market position with large-scale developers and related professionals.

Silvio holds a California BRE-Broker License #00833211. 

Contact Sil at (916) 947-5476

Jason Collins, Business Development

Jason Collins, MA, Commercial Lending Expert, San Diego, CA Net Office, has over 5 years of professional real estate experience. Previously, he served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Jason’s expertise is in bringing capital sources to business owners and investors seeking to take advantage of commercial real estate opportunities or to recapitalize to improve the leverage on existing assets. As a Business Development Associate, Mr. Collins is committed to forming long lasting relationships with the clients he serves.

Jason holds a California real estate license #01988266.

Contact Jason at (619) 363-3558

When you work with Sofia Capital Ventures, you are in the hands of commercial lending experts. We offer a free loan analysis of any scenario. We can tell you in minutes whether we have a lender who can make a loan in your particular situation. We also offer consulting services to help you strengthen your funding proposal or package your loan request.