Ignite Funding offers real estate investments backed by collateral – you are the bank, earning monthly income for the use of your investment dollars. More specifically we provide an alternative investment option that matches quality real estate Borrowers with Investors seeking capital preservation in collateralized turn-key real estate investments, while earning a 10% to 12% annualized return.

Founded in 1995, Ignite Funding has evolved with the changing real estate landscape. Our original business model began as a traditional home mortgage lender providing lending to home buyers. The demand for lending from homebuilders and developers reshaped our business in 2011. Since that time, Ignite Funding has funded Half a Billion Dollars in loans with investor capital.

As the landscape of bank financing changed for home buyers, it has for the homebuilders and developers as well. Ignite Funding is well respected throughout the western United States as a reliable resource for lending. When banks are not lending, Ignite Funding is. We pride ourselves in working with a handful of Borrowers with a proven track record. We follow a strict underwriting process when evaluating our loans before they are presented to our Investors on a matrix that includes, but is not limited to; location, market conditions, various valuation methodologies, Borrower track record and financial condition, and exit strategy. These projects can include the acquisition of land, development, construction of residential and commercial properties, and the refinancing of the before-mentioned.

As a non-depository credit institution, Ignite Funding differs from crowdfunding models as we have a collateralized investment. As a licensed mortgage broker, Ignite Funding provides investors with a way to diversify their investment portfolio in Deeds of Trust. A Trust Deed Investment is a Promissory Note secured by a Deed of Trust recorded on real property. The Borrower executes the Promissory Note payable to the Investor(s) with the intent to pay the Investor(s) a certain interest rate on the loaned money, plus repay the principal amount within a specified timeframe. Investors are recorded as beneficiaries to the property in the event the Borrower defaults on their loan obligation and loses its claim to the property through foreclosure. As a beneficiary to the property you are investing in a collateralized real estate investment, with a moderate risk factor.

At Ignite Funding we work as a team to ensure you experience the same level of professionalism throughout the entire process. We do not believe in outsourcing. The loan underwriting and origination, capital fundraising, loan servicing, investor relations, tax reporting and statements, foreclosure process (if required), property management and sale of property are all conducted by us. You will never be passed on to someone else.

Your introduction to Trust Deed investing will begin with a conversation with a licensed professional that will explain the investment type, procedures, and suitability requirements. Further conversations will include selecting an investment, the understanding and compliance of documentation to secure your collateralized investment, and your rights as an owner. Funds will then be transferred to a trust account at Ignite Funding until which time all Investor funds are gathered to fund the loan, which is then transferred to an escrow account with a title company to complete the transaction. Upon the completion of the transaction you will receive a copy of the recorded Deed of Trust, executed Promissory Note, and Title and insurance policy.

After the transaction is completed you will receive monthly interest payments, access to view your monthly online statement or request to receive by mail, and continuous communication updates on your current investment(s) and future investment opportunities.

Ultimately, it is the goal of Ignite Funding to provide an investment vehicle for you to build upon your financial future.


As with all investments there are inherent risks. It is highly recommended that consideration and proper due diligence be given to the company you are entrusting with managing your real estate portfolio. Ignite Funding is licensed with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry Division of Mortgage Lending as a Mortgage Broker.  Additionally, Ignite Funding is an Accredited Member of the Southern Nevada Better Business Bureau and an active member of the American Association of Private Lenders.

For convenience in your due diligence research, below are links and navigation instructions to the regulatory agencies that govern Ignite Funding:


  • Go to www.mld.nv.gov
  • Access Consumer Information from the menu
  • Select Mortgage Broker, Banker, or Agent Look Up from the drop down menu
  • This will take you to the NMLS consumer access database
  • Enter the company name, Ignite Funding in the search field
  • Click on the company link to review information


  • Go to nmlsconsumeraccess.org
  • Enter the company name, Ignite Funding in the search field
  • Click Search
  • Click on the company link to review information


  • Go to www.bbb.org
  • Enter the company name, Ignite Funding in the “Find” search field
  • Enter the location in the “Near” search field
  • Click Search

Office Locations

Ignite Funding
2140 E. Pebble Road, Suite 160, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Year Established


License Number

NVMBL311, CMB-0932150


  • American Association of Private Lenders - Member

Dawn Pitts

Business Development Executive

With more than two decades of dedicated experience in the real estate industry, Ms.Dawn Pitts is a leading expert in creating balance in a retirement portfolio through the diversification of real estate investments. Her professional experience in the real estate industry through the highs and lows, coupled with her personal real estate experiences has made her a sought after speaker providing educational value on the following topics; the value of portfolio diversification to offset market volatility, utilizing retirement funds more effectively through tax-deferred and tax-free options, and earning passive income through short-term real estate investments. As a licensed Mortgage Broker, Ms. Pitts has worked with her clients to fund over $100 million in the acquisition, development and construction of real estate transaction throughout the southwestern United States since 2011. As an avid real estate investor, she uses the latest technology, market research, and business strategies to find solutions tailored to her clients investment goals. Licensed under the NMLS and holds Real Estate and Life Insurance licenses.

License Information
NMLS ID - 382648
MLD - 46464

Igor M.

"I have been working with Ignite Funding for at least 6 months now and it has been nothing but stellar. My Business Development Executive is a great advocate and supporter of the client choosing the right investment opportunities for themselves. She always responds to any requests and is very proficient in her job duties. I highly recommend them."

Randall K.

"My wife and I have been customers of Ignite Funding for several years. In our opinion, they work very hard at providing us great investment opportunities. They watch our accounts for times when we have available cash, and promptly contact us with great opportunities. We have repeatedly rolled our money back into different investments, we are kept diversified so as to minimize risk. We are very pleased with our returns."

Marie B.

"I highly recommend Ignite Funding as an alternative investment vehicle. They are professional, extremely knowledgeable, and informative regarding the various companies that Ignite Funding offers its investors as investment opportunities."

James & Diane K.

"Your detailed guidance and willingness to spend beyond requisite time to explain investments has been nothing less than professional; and for us profitable. You truly care for your investors and it shows. You have continually recommended cash-flow-profitable ways for us to invest our self-directed IRA. I personally can not thank you enough."

Sue C.

"I first started working with Ignite back in about 2013. They are great! I consider my Investment Agent a great friend. She is very knowledgeable about Trust Deeds. This was a new and profitable component to my retirement portfolio. I consider my Investment Agent an expert in this area of investing and would recommend her to anyone."

Dave S.

"My Investment Agent at Ignite has shown to be not only a great friend but a person with great knowledge , experience and integrity. One gets the feeling if you’re not comfortable with the deal, then my agent isn’t comfortable. She has always taken the time to answer questions and explain things. Not very often do I do recommendations but this gal gets an A+. "

Ed D.

"I have been so impressed with Ignite’s professionalism and potential returns, I have already started talking to a coworker about Ignite Funding and the advantages of working with you. "

Donna H.

"I’m so impressed [with E-Sign Documents]! Thank you to Ignite Funding!! That was so simple. Took 5 minutes or less. Saved all that paper and ink, too. All of your investors should take advantage of your new system."

Diane S.

“Incorporating real estate into my portfolio was a no brainer once I learned about Ignite Funding and did my due diligence. I’ve now made trust deeds an integral part of my investment strategy. The professionalism, integrity and attention to detail that Carrie Cook’s team operates by made all the difference. Suffice it to say, I am very pleased with my returns.”

Doug & Mary L.

"Both my IRA and my wife’s IRA simply were not growing at the rates we needed in order to meet our retirement goals. We’ve invested in 8 loans with Ignite over the last year and our interest is sent to our IRAs like clockwork every single month. We couldn’t be more pleased."

Gregory & Georgiana M.

"We tell everyone about Trust Deed investing. Ignite Funding offers an attractive option for investors looking for higher returns in a fully collateralized, professionally managed investment vehicle."