As Managing Partner and Co-founder at Builders Trust Capital, Peter is responsible for leadership in investor relations, capital markets, sales, finance, and accounting. As a 15-year veteran in the financial services industry, Peter has a deep understanding of investor and borrower needs that enables him to link sophisticated sources of capital with appropriate borrower and … Continued
Builders Trust Capital is a Private Real Estate Lender. We provide loans to developers and builders of single family, multi-family, and mixed-use properties. As a portfolio lender, the loans are underwritten and funded in-house.
Builders Trust Capital serves New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Florida.
We're focused on building long-term relationships with our clients
- Complete in-house lending – no second reviews slowing the process or changing the outcome
- Big-company capability with small-office personalized service
- No “junk fees” – we’re transparent and honest
- Fast loan processing – you get to the closing table on time
- Fast draw speeds – you have access to construction draws in as little as 24 hours
- Flexible, custom loan programs to maximize leverage and minimize cash to close
- Competitive leverage on Loan-to-Cost (LTC) and Loan-to-Value (LTV)
- Construction expertise – Builders Trust Capital’s head of construction earned the 2020 Best Builder / Construction Company in Gloucester County, New Jersey
- Deep local market knowledge – you work with experts who know your market
We're invested in the business growth of our clients
We’re proud of what our clients have accomplished with funding from Builders Trust Capital, and we’re excited to help more people realize their dreams each day.See what real estate investors do with Builders Trust Capital
The Journey to Builders Trust Capital
In August 2020, the Managing Partners of Ashmore Partners LLC, Peter Christiansen and Anthony Susco, collaborated with a long-time lending industry veteran, Jeremiah O’Brien, to establish a new entity with a distinct approach to funding professional builders and developers.
The pandemic exposed weaknesses in the correspondent model. Good investors had difficulty procuring funding for quality projects due to a temporary shock that significantly curtailed capital availability. This was the genesis of Builders Trust Capital LLC. Peter, Anthony, and Jerry decided to start a portfolio lending company with a novel approach to private real estate lending.
Builders Trust Capital combines the speed and flexibility of hard money lending with responsible credit and construction risk management practices that enable the company to offer borrowers competitive rates and investors peace of mind.
Builders Trust Capital helps our customers build sustainable businesses capable of weathering market volatility and protecting their hard-earned assets. Our customers trust us to treat their businesses, their assets, and their money like they were our own as we offer advice and capital for their development projects.
Builders Trust Capital Partners
Jerry O’Brien is a Managing Partner at Builders Trust Capital. He is responsible for operations, credit, information technology, legal / compliance, and strategy. He focuses on building a best-in-class, scalable infrastructure that speeds processing times and improves the customer experience while mitigating credit and business risk. Jerry has over 25 years of experience in mortgage … Continued
Anthony Susco is Managing Partner and Co-founder of Builders Trust Capital. He leads sales, marketing and business development for the company. Due to his dedication to customer service, Builders Trust Capital boasts an approximately 80% repeat customer rate. In addition, his highly quantitative background makes him effective at structuring creative lending solutions tailored to meet … Continued
Builders Trust Capital Team
Douglas J. Beck is an Account Executive at Builders Trust Capital. Doug’s broad real estate experience includes real estate investments, title insurance, wholesaling, real estate brokerage and mentoring other real estate investors on starting and growing their business. His unique background helps him understand his clients’ challenges at a deeper level and advise on how … Continued
As Account Executive, Gabriel Clesca serves clients by helping them accomplish their goals in purchasing and renovating real estate properties. He guides clients through the loan process to ensure they earn a profitable return on their investment. In developing solutions for customers, Gabriel leverages his personal experience running his own real estate development and investment … Continued
As Relationship Manager, Kelly Fitz-Patrick is responsible for developing strong day-to-day working relationships with clients and providing exceptional client service. She believes listening to clients is crucial to understanding their lending needs. Kelly joined Builders Trust Capital after over eight years working in real estate development and construction project management in Center City, Philadelphia, and … Continued
Hector Santiago is an Account Executive at Builders Trust Capital. He is focused on meeting with prospective clients to ascertain their business goals. He understands timeliness is essential for his clients. Hector works with the team of experts at Builders Trust Capital to connect the right customized solution to match the client’s unique real estate … Continued
Kurt Schwiedop is the Vice President – Construction for Builders Trust Capital. In his role, Kurt is responsible for construction oversight, budget review, inspections, and contractor vetting. Kurt has over 30 years of experience in residential, industrial and commercial construction. He is knowledgeable about all phases of construction, from repair and remodeling to large scale … Continued
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