Our Story

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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 hard money loan lender by founding Walnut Street Finance.

Because Walnut Street was a builder before becoming aprivate hard money loan 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 Northern Virginia, Southern Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Delaware.

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 hard money loan lender knows the market like Walnut Street Finance, and we want to earn your business by getting to know you and your project.

Our Team

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Bobby Montagne

CEO

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Charles “Chip” Sher

Charles “Chip” Sher

Development Officer

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Katia Potapov

Katia Potapov

Director of Operations

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Melissa Lynch

Melissa Lynch

Portfolio Manager

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Brittany Bissonette

Brittany Gray

Accounting Manager

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Patrick Batu

Patrick Batu

Director of Marketing

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Ryann Callahan

Ryann Callahan

Servicing Manager

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Jess Wisiackas

Jess Wisiackas

Financial Analyst

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Lexi Church

Alexia “Lexi” Church

Closing Coordinator

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