In today’s fast paced real estate market, knowledge and speed, combined with flexibility and creative financing can be the difference between seizing an opportunity and missing it. At SLG, our mission is to get your deal done in a way that is suitably leveraged to your profile, so that you can continue to grow as a real estate professional. We succeed when your project succeeds!

Property Geographic Area Details
DMV Metro Area - DC, Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia
Loan Amounts
$100,000 to $5,000,000
Interest Rates
8% to 15%
Loan Terms
6 months to 18 months
Origination Fees
2% to 5%
Lien Position
Collateral Types
  • Residential Property
  • Commercial Property
Loan Purpose
  • Investment Acquisition
  • Investment Refinance
  • Improve Subject Property
  • Development Project
Property Occupancy
  • Vacant
  • Tenant Occupied 100%

Property Types

  • 2-4 Units Residential
  • Condominium
  • Mixed-Use
  • Multifamily
  • Portfolio of Commercial Properties
  • Portfolio of Residential Properties
  • Single Family Residence

Loan Types

  • Private Money
  • Hard Money
  • Commercial Bridge
  • Residential Bridge
  • Residential Fix and Flip
  • Residential Rehab and Rent
  • Mezzanine

Specialty Loan Types

  • Condo Conversion
  • Partner Buyout
  • Transactional Funding

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
  • Family

Experience Required


Minimum Number of Value-Add Projects Completed by Borrower


Will Provide Funds for Renovation Costs


Max LTC for Renovation Costs


Interest Charged for Renovation Costs

Entire Amount of Total Project Costs

Typical Number of Days for Funds Draw


Credit Report Fee


Renovation Construction Draw Fee

$250 per Draw

Fees which are mandatory for all new borrower clients

  • Credit Report Fee
  • Background Check Fee

Fees which are paid to a third party company

  • Site Visit Fee
  • Documents Fee
  • Settlement Fee
  • Appraisal Fee
  • Inspection Fee
  • Title Fee
  • Credit Report Fee
  • Background Check Fee
  • Renovation or Construction Funds Draw Fee

Details and Requirements

Typical Closing Time (Days)


Fastest Closing Time (Days)


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
  • Non-Profit Corporation
  • Self-Directed IRA
Documentation Required
  • Credit Report
  • 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


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SLG is a dynamic and dependable direct private lender that provides financing to real estate entrepreneurs. Established in 2007 to fill the void caused by the contraction of the traditional lending market, and to help real estate professionals capitalize on undervalued and distressed real estate, SLG has grown into one of the most respected and reliable sources of capital in the Washington DC/Metro Area. Uniquely designed to fulfill the short term needs of real estate investors and developers, SLG has grown into a solution oriented, full service private lender.

SLG considers itself a facilitator and a partner. Aiming to grow with its client base, SLG has continued to expand its brand and portfolio of services. SLG is positioned to help our clients and their investments mature and flourish by offering customized private lending solutions that include; short and long term debt and equity, joint ventures, partnerships, as well as traditional mezzanine financing.

Year Established



  • American Association of Private Lenders - Member
  • Forbes Real Estate Council - Jeff Levin - Member

Office Locations

6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 320, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

Primary Capital Source
  • Own Funds
  • Individual Investors
  • Bank Credit Line
Alternative Capital Sources
  • Hedge Funds
  • Asset Management Companies
Loan Structure for Majority of Loans
  • Own Balance Sheet
  • One Investor One Loan
  • Multiple Investor Fractionalized Note
  • Table Funding with Capital Partner
  • LLC Syndicated Investors
  • Multiple Lender Participation
  • Table Funding with Bank
  • A/B Note Participation with Bank
  • A/B Note Participation with Private Investor
Percentage of Loans Secured by Commercial Property


Percentage of Loans Secured by Residential Property


Total Number of Loans Funded to Date


Total Loan Volume Funded to Date


Our Team

Jeff Levin


Tabitha Fitzgerald

Chief Operating Officer

Cynthia Harley

Client Relations Manager

Latisha McQueen

Portfolio Manager

Todd E. Reeber

Chief Financial Officer

Nicketta Jordan

Senior Accountant

David Coutoumanos


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