About Walnut Street Finance

Over 30 Years of Real Estate Experience

More than a Private Lender – Because We’ve Been There Too

Our Story

Walnut Street was founded in 1997 by Bobby Montagne, Jr. as a private real estate development company focused on well-located, infill sites in and around Washington, DC. Walnut Street’s business model included acquiring, zoning, and building residential and commercial projects in “A” locations. After decades of success in residential and commercial property development, finance, and sales, Walnut Street transitioned into a private money lender by founding Walnut Street Finance.

Because Walnut Street was a builder before becoming a private lender, we have a special appreciation for our clients. Having “dirtied our boots” developing thousands of residential units and commercial properties during that span, we understand the needs of builders and developers. Well-rooted in the industry, we approach each loan and client as we would a partner: first identifying the capital needs and then delivering the right solution.

Walnut Street Finance provides short-term (6-24 month) commercial loans to small and mid-sized independent real estate builders, developers and investors in Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Northeast. We are experts in Washington DC, VA, and MD.

We eliminate the stress of project financing with a refreshing approach to serving the entrepreneurial builder and developer by providing easy online loan applications; fast and flexible financing without the red tape; competitive rates, fees & terms; and loans serviced by our local company. No other private lender knows the market like Walnut Street Finance, and we want to earn your business by getting to know you and your project.

Meet Our Team

Bobby Montagne

Bobby Montagne

CEO

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Katia Potapov

Katia Potapov

VP of Operations

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Byron Clark

Byron Clark

VP of Finance

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Anthony "Tony" Zezzo

Anthony "Tony" Zezzo

VP of Credit

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Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Controller

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Donna Hyatt

Donna Hyatt

Closing Coordinator

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Melissa Deal

Melissa Deal

Senior Development Officer

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Areas We Serve

Hard Money Loans for:

Washington DC

Virginia

Maryland

703-273-3500

About Walnut Street Finance

Before becoming a real estate private money lender, Walnut Street Finance spent twenty years as a builder and developer. We understand your project needs because we’ve been there. Our streamlined process is fast and easy, and we will help you every step of the way – with the loan process, at the closing table, and all the way to the day you sell or refinance your property and start your next project! All of this saves you time and money.

We offer private money loans from $150,000 to $2.5 million. Experts in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

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