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 Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
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.