California’s Most Flexible Private Mortgage Fund

Bridge Loans | Junior Liens | Rehab Projects | Ground-Up Construction | Owner-Occupied Homes

Marquee Funding Group is a private money / hard money lending firm, established in 1994, that specializes in the private placement of all types of real estate loans both in the consumer and commercial markets. We can fund loans that many other private lenders will not do, including 2nd lien position loans, ground-up construction, and owner-occupied residential. We are one of the few private lending companies in California that can fund hard money loans for owner-occupied (primary residence) homes. We also fund a lot of residential rehab projects and commercial property loans in 1st, 2nd or 3rd lien position.

  • Minimum Loan Amount is $100,000
  • Maximum Combined LTV is 75%
  • We Lend in California & Colorado

    • Owner-Occupied Homes only in California

Property Geographic Area Details

California primary and secondary markets (no rural areas)

Loan Amounts

$100,000 to $30,000,000

Interest Rates

7.50% to 13.00%

Max Loan-To-Value


Max Loan-To-Cost


Origination Fees

2% to 4%

Loan Terms

12 months to 360 months

Lien Position

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th

Loan Purpose

  • Investment Acquisition
  • Investment Refinance
  • Improve Subject Property
  • Use Equity to Invest in Another Property
  • Invest in a Business
  • Business Working Capital
  • Value Add Project
  • Development Project
  • Primary Residence Purchase
  • Personal Use

Property Occupancy

  • Vacant
  • Tenant Occupied 100%
  • Owner Occupied Commercial
  • Owner Occupied Residential

Property Types and Loan Types

Collateral Types

  • Residential Property
  • Commercial Property

Property Types

  • 2-4 Units Residential
  • Auto Repair
  • Commercial Condominium
  • Commercial Land
  • Condominium
  • Hotel
  • Industrial
  • Mixed-Use
  • Motel
  • Multifamily
  • Office
  • Parking Lot
  • Residential Land
  • Retail
  • Single Family Residence
  • Storage Facility

Loan Types

    Specialty Loan Types

    • 2nd Mortgage Equity Cash Out
    • 3rd Mortgage Equity Cash Out
    • Primary Residence Bridge

    Junior Liens

    Junior Lien Loan Amounts

    $50,000 to $3,000,000

    Junior Lien Interest Rates

    9% to 13%

    Junior Lien Loan-to-Value


    Junior Lien Origination Fees

    2% to 6%

    We Fund Junior Position Loans


    Junior Lien Types

    • Refinance
    • Equity Cash Out
    We can do a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lien position loan for a refinance or equity cash out. We do not offer junior lien mortgages for a property purchase.

    Land Loan

    Land Types Considered

    • Residential Land
    • Multifamily Land
    • Industrial Land
    • Office Land
    • Retail Land

    Will Consider Land That is NOT Entitled


    Existing Land Improvements Required

    • Street Access

    Max LTV for Land


    Max LTC for Land Acquisition


    Purchase Loan

    Max Loan-To-Purchase Price


    Borrower Must Have Property Under Contract


    Will Provide Proof of Funds Letter


    Will Consider Lending on Purchase from Auction


    Allowed Source of Borrower’s Equity

    • Own Cash
    • Partner
    • Equity in Subject Property
    • Equity in Another Investment Property
    • Equity in Primary Residence
    • Seller Financing
    • Family

    Details and Requirements

    Typical Closing Time (Days)


    Fastest Closing Time (Days)


    Works With

    • Brokers
    • Borrowers

    Payment Structure

    • Interest Only
    • Interest Reserve

    Pre Payment Penalty


    Will lend to a foreign national


    Will Allow Junior Position Mortgage(s) Behind Our Senior Mortgage


    Will Consider Collateralizing Multiple Properties in One Loan


    Will Consider Equity Joint Venture


    Borrower Entity Types Considered

    • Individual(s)
    • LLC
    • Limited Partnership
    • Trust
    • Corporation
    • Self-Directed IRA

    Documentation Required

    • Credit Report
    • Tax Returns
    • Bank Statements
    • Financial Statements
    • Loan Application

    Personal Guaranty (Recourse) Required


    Credit Check Required


    Appraisal Required for Residential Property


    Appraisal Required for Commercial Property


    Broker Price Opinion (BPO) Accepted for Residential Property


    Broker Price Opinion (BPO) Accepted for Commercial Property



    Minimum Origination Fee Amount


    Fees which are mandatory for all new borrower clients

    • Processing Fee
    • Appraisal Fee
    • Escrow Fee
    • Title Fee

    Fees which are charged upfront prior to loan closing

    • Appraisal Fee

    Fees which are paid to a third party company

    • Appraisal Fee
    • Escrow Fee
    • Title Fee

    Marquee Funding Group is a full service mortgage banking firm specializing in the Origination, Investment Sale, and Servicing of all types of privately placed Real Estate Loans referred to Private Equity Hard Money Loans. The company was established in 1994. Marquee Funding Group was originated for the purpose of developing a brokerage firm dedicated in the pursuit of providing sensible make sense loans to consumers and investors alike for investment sale to private investors seeking a safe secure return. Marquee also operates a private mortgage fund which is one of the most flexible mortgage funds in California.

    Marquee funds all types of loans in both the “Consumer” and “Commercial” market by offering loan products to borrowers that are seeking capital when they cannot find a source of institutional financing to meet their needs.

    Marquee Funding Group, Inc. was founded and is managed by experienced, licensed mortgage professionals dedicated to offer the highest quality of product and services in the industry. Marquees staff has funded and serviced in excess of one billion dollars in equity based private money loans.

    Marquee Funding Group is self-contained with all related services in house including loan origination, escrow, investment sales, loan servicing, and all trustee related services. The collaboration of these services and the knowledge of how to implement each function as a unit gives Marquee the ability to stay a step ahead of its competition.


    CA DRE Lic. 01870113, NMLS ID 267442

    Company Size (Number of Employees)


    Year Established



    • California Mortgage Association - Member
    • Better Business Bureau - Member

    Office Locations

    Marquee Funding Group
    24025 Park Sorrento, Calabasas, California 91302

    Marquee Funding Group (Branch Office)
    7250 Redwood Blvd., Novato, California 94945

    Primary Capital Source

    • Own Funds
    • Debt Fund We Manage
    • Individual Investors
    • Family Offices
    • Private Equity Funds
    • Friends & Family

    Alternative Capital Sources

    • Individual Investors
    • Family Offices

    Loan Structure for Majority of Loans

    • Own Balance Sheet
    • One Investor One Loan
    • Multiple Investor Fractionalized Note

    Alternative Loan Structures

    • One Investor One Loan
    • Multiple Investor Fractionalized Note

    Percentage of company’s lending business focused on private mortgage


    Company’s Other Business Activities Besides Private Mortgage Lending

    • Note Investing
    • Commercial Real Estate Investing
    • Residential Real Estate Investing

    Total Number of Loans Funded to Date


    Total Loan Volume Funded to Date



    Sr. Loan officer

    After graduating from San Francisco State University in 2009, Sammy realized his passion for the mortgage industry. Since then he has been responsible for millions of loan dollars funded. When not closing loans, he enjoys music, tennis, working out, and cheering on the Golden State Warriors with his wife and daughter.

    License Information
    CA DRE Lic. - 01941893
    NMLS ID - 1108708

    RJ Solovy

    VP & Broker

    After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a B.A. in Psychology, RJ interned for Marquee. Shortly thereafter, he obtained his real estate/mortgage licenses and became a loan officer. Over the last 10 years, he has originated and funded several 100 million dollars of private/hard money loans.

    License Information
    CA DRE Broker Lic. - 01876915

    Scot Fine

    CEO & Chief Investment Officer

    Scot began working in the real estate industry in 1984 as an assistant to a prominent Los Angeles real estate agent. In 1987 he transitioned into the mortgage industry assisting loan officers, Scot was promoted to various positions, including investment sales manager. Today, with over 30+ years he’s been responsible for $3 billion+ in loan origination. Scot possesses the resilience and skillset necessary to be Marquee’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer.

    License Information
    CA DRE Lic. - 01110594

    Larry Rabinoff


    Larry got his start in the mortgage industry in 1984 as an investor. Having experienced the highs and lows of the real estate industry over the last 30+ years, Larry retains the financial discipline to make calculated, risk averse investment decisions. When he’s not in the office, you can catch him in the boxing ring. Larry holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Southern California.

    License Information
    CA DRE Lic. - 00685632

    Max Stone

    Sales Manager

    Max began his career as a loan officer in 2012 after graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Business Management Economics. He adds a global perspective by having studied abroad at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Max has originated and funded over $250 million in private/hard money loans. When not cold calling and prospecting new referral sources, Max can be found surfing or traveling the world.

    License Information
    CA DRE Lic. - 01869628

    Steve Sutton


    A mortgage industry veteran for 25+ years, Steve has accumulated a massive amount of mortgage and real estate insight. His vast experience gives his clients the upmost confidence whether they are looking to purchase, refinance, or take advantage of real estate investment opportunities. In his free time, you can catch him on the golf course, out on his kayak, or working in his yard.

    License Information
    CA DRE Broker Lic. - 01159511

    Loan Request

    Short Description of your Loan Request or Property Address

    This information is about yourself, not the subject property.


    At the end of the form you can enter the additional properties.

    (temp use, storage, billboard, parking, etc.)


    If Borrower is not seeking additional funds for the renovation, change the Loan Type to Purchase or Acquisition.


    (temp use, storage, billboard, parking, etc.)


    If Borrower is not seeking additional funds for the renovation, change the Loan Type to Purchase or Acquisition.


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