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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.

Barbara Leuin, CEO

Barbara Leuin, Ph.D., Commercial Lending Expert, 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, 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, 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

Sofia Capital Ventures welcomes the Alabama Net Office:

This team of professionals has an extensive background in commercial insurance and residential lending and is now expanding to include commercial real estate and business lending under Sofia Capital Ventures. Please contact them for any business or CRE need in the Southeastern U.S.

John Brasch, Broker, Alabama Net Office

John Brasch, Montgomery, AL, has over 8 years of experience in commercial lending and over 14 years of experience in the insurance and employee benefits industry. John’s expertise, being a long-time multi-business owner in sales, hospitality, and business finance affords him a unique perspective into the financial needs of all prospective clients, regardless of industry. John is responsible for building lender relationships, and enabling clients with unique and tailored lending solutions to finance any commercial need.

Contact John at: (334) 391-0658

Scott Pearson, Business Development, Alabama Net Office

Scott Pearson, Montgomery, AL, has over 2 years of professional real estate experience and property management. He served 9 years in the U.S. Navy. Scott’s expertise is leveraging emerging technology to streamline commercial lending processes. Scott is responsible for building lender relationships, and to assist clients in getting the financing they need to fund any commercial project. He helps businesses with a technical orientation obtain financing for property acquisition and growth.

Contact Scott at: (334) 621-4298

John Finkelstein, Business Development, Alabama Net Office

John Finkelstein, Montgomery, AL has 20 years of Tax Accounting, with ten in his own practice with two locations. John has 2 years of residential lending and a background in Life, Health and Property/Casualty lines of insurance. John also has 8 years in the Hospitality field and 15 years in Arts Education and Human Services. He is well positioned to understanding small business needs for acquisition and expansion financing.

Contact John at: (334) 669-1950

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.