Invest in private lending with Marquee Funding Group
Alternative real estate investing

Maximize real estate investing without the risks of being a landlord. Invest in the private lending space with us. Boost and diversify your investment strategy with high-yielding fixed income.

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Get the maximum benefits of investing in real estate

Private mortgage REITs are a powerful alternative investment opportunity. Investing with Marquee Funding Group allows you to: Earn passive income, Grow returns, Preserve capital, and Diversify your portfolio.

Top 5 benefits of investing with Marquee Funding Group


Ongoing, reliable cash flow

Earn passive high-yielding fixed income that holds for the long-term


Sound real estate investment

Invest in real estate without the hassle of managing properties yourself


Risk mitigation and security

Have stability in market fluctuations with diversified holdings and mortgage products


Better returns than stocks

Make a secure investment that often outperforms the stock market and treasury bills


Unique tax benefits available

Maximize tax advantages with the Qualified Business Income Deduction

What’s different about investing with Marquee Funding Group?

Loans closed


Aggregate loan volume

$2 billion+

Average coupon (unlevered)


Experience in private mortgage

30+ years

Dedicated in-house team and CPA

20+ team

We treat our investors and clients like family and believe in building deep-rooted connections.

To form exceptional partnerships, we’re a vertically integrated company that raises capital and sources loans in addition to managing all loan servicing, processing, and escrow in-house.

Marquee was founded on relationships. As long-term innovators in private real estate lending, our passion has allowed us to build more than 30 years in the business. Our entire team is partners and investors.

With core values of loyalty and exceptional customer service, we’re committed to the craft, the process, and working with you.

Our private lending approach that secures your investments

Our mortgage REIT funds private loans that are flexible but not speculative. Rather than close and churn deals, we finance responsible investments.

Marquee Funding Group provides full-circle servicing and adheres to the highest auditing standards, with the same level of duty of care and fiduciary responsibility you get from publically traded funds.

This level of care and services, in addition to our expertise in private money lending, makes investing with us a truly unique opportunity.

Fund Name: Marquee Capital Fund 1 LLC
Exemption: 506(c)
Target Return: 8% to 9.5%
Preferred Return: 8% annualized rate of return

Marquee Capital 1 Fund limits investor exposure through our proven approach

Learn more: Download our investor presentation

Outperforming the market

Vanguard Short Term Bond Index (VBISX) Dividend Yield
Vanguard REIT Index Fun (VGSIX) Dividend Yield
Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) Dividend Yield

* Not a guaranteed return and it is subject to the cashflow of the underlying loan portfolio of the Fund. Please review the Memorandum for further explanation.

Featured investments

Our loans are secured by real estate and underwritten with the value of the assets and the borrower. You benefit from these private financing deals with our quality borrower base to earn higher yields, quicker.

Meet Our Leaders

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Scot Fine

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

NMLS #328235
DRE #01110594
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RJ Solovy

President / Broker

NMLS #303993
DRE #01876915
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Larry Rabinoff


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Max Stone

Director of Sales

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What our customers say

I have been an investor with Marquee Funding for over 20 years, and investing in hard money real estate loans for close to 40 years. I have worked with many different hard money groups over the years and find that Marquee offers the best in attention to detail, underwriting concerns, servicing and ultimately overall customer service. Investing with Marquee feels safer to me than having money in the bank and certainly pays substantially more yield on my investment. If you are a seasoned investor or just starting to invest in real estate secured investments I would highly recommend Marquee Funding Group.

Brad S.

I LOVE working with V Sevani! He is extremely professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, I always ask for V when I have a loan scenario that needs immediate attention! V is the man!!

Jim L.

Amazing experience with these guys. Terrible personal circumstances. Lost the house in a wildfire just before completion. These guys stood by me, allowed me another 18 months to rebuild. Worked with the insurance company. Really saved me from financial ruin. Just used them again for another project. Funded me in under 10 days. Ask for RJ, he’ll take great care of you.

James B.

I have been investing with this company and Max Stone for years. Very reliable and honest, their knowledge goes a long way.

Daniel S.

Marquee Funding Group is truly the best. I’ve personally managed hundreds of construction sites in my career as a project manager, lenders fund control, and my own personal jobs. When it comes to construction loans, Marquee Funding Group is second to none. If you’re a developer you should reach out to Marquee for your next construction loan.

Greg R.

Marquee Funding Group, has helped me on a number of occasions. Their expertise and ability to complete loans on time, is second to none. Whenever I need to close quickly, this is where I go. The entire team, is Top Notch ‼️‼️

Tamara S.

FAQs about investing in real estate lending

What is a private mortgage REIT?

A private mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) is offered to accredited and institutional investors by organizations that provide mortgages. Because private REITs aren’t listed on a major exchange and aren’t subject to most SEC regulations, their compliance costs are lower and they yield higher dividends.

By investing in the most lucrative and safe part of the capital structure (lenders seat) via a wide array of mortgage products throughout the country, our private mREIT has an array of mortgage-backed securities and generates risk-adjusted returns.

We finance responsible investments that are flexible but not speculative to ensure we provide the same level of duty of care and fiduciary responsibility you get from publically traded funds.

How do you invest in private real estate debt?

You can start investing in private real estate debt with a private mortgage REIT through the Marquee Capital Fund 1, which is a mortgage fund made of quality real estate secured loans. This allows you to passively invest in high-yielding secured notes through a range of underwritten mortgage products with a preferred return of 8%. 

Some investors do this independently, lending money directly to a borrower and securing the loan by the property to then earn a fixed rate of return from the loan.

What yield can I expect from Marquee Funding Group’s private mortgage REIT?

Our private mREIT has a target return of 8%-9.5%+ annually.

This is on the higher end of what private mortgage REITs yield, typically 7%-8%. In comparison, public REITs have historically had returns of 5%-6%. 

What does it mean to be an accredited investor?

To invest in Marquee Funding Group’s private mREIT, you need to be an accredited investor. That means you have over $1 million in net worth (excluding primary residence), or more than $200,000 in earned income in the past two years ($300,000 if combined with a spouse or equivalent) and the ability to maintain that income.

The minimum investment for the Marquee Capital Fund 1 is $50,000.

Why are more people investing in private debt?

Opportunities to finance private debt are growing as borrowers look for unique lending options to fit their wide array of needs. Institutional lending organizations like banks have to follow strict requirements that don’t always meet these needs and are often slow to close deals.

As the demand for flexible financing grows, there is more opportunity to invest in private debt to tap into the range of offerings private lenders provide, benefiting both borrowers and investors.

Investors increasingly take advantage of these alternative investment opportunities. They often see higher returns than public funds while mitigating risks. They also earn fixed income, tap into sound real estate investing, and even get unique tax benefits.

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