Equity Based Capital

Consistency. Integrity. Returns.

Equity Based Capital is a privately funded hard money (private money) lender.  Our team has over 30 years of combined hands-on experience investing in all aspects of real estate: from residential development, private money lending, property management and fix and flips. This depth of knowledge and experience allows us flexibility to fund loans quickly that many others would never consider. With our depth of lending experience, Equity Based Capital has more than likely encountered a scenario similar to yours.  Our goal is to make “common sense” loans to borrowers/ businesses that don’t fit the traditional lending mold for whatever reason.

Our Team

Jeff Villano, Managing Partner is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, including underwriting review, compliance, strategic planning, business development, and investor relations.

Jeff is an accomplished business executive that knows how to build successful companies. Prior to Equity Based Capital, Jeff was the co-founder of Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSE: SACH) and led several profitable businesses in manufacturing, real estate, and value-based lending.

Over the past 30 years, Jeff has structured countless real estate financing deals, modeled innovative lending programs to protect borrowers and enhance investor returns, and has studied property valuations in rapidly changing markets.

Jeff believes that successful client engagement involves up-front communication, honesty, integrity, and a healthy dose of common sense. Jeff’s clients respect and trust him.

Donna Genovese

Donna Genovese, Managing Partner is responsible for day-to-day operations, as well as developing and implementing Equity Based Capital’s advertising and social media marketing campaigns.

Drawing from over 20 years of high-level marketing and sales experience, and as a top producer in a variety of emerging technology and advertising industries, Donna brings a strategic approach to the real estate buying and selling process. Donna also works side-by-side with brokers and investors to identify the best deals with the goal of long-lasting and successful partnerships.

Donna has an active Connecticut and New York real estate license.

Paul Barone, Acquisitions Manager is responsible for overseeing the acquisitions activities for Equity Based Capital. Paul spent over 25 years with well-known national companies where he held various leadership positions, including sales management.

Pulling from that experience, Paul delivers result-focused solutions and innovative ways to provide value to each investor. Paul has always believed that doing what is right for the client will pay dividends in the future.

Kathi Savage, Administrative Assistant, supports Equity Based Capital’s partner team. Kathi has over 20 years’ experience with major marketing companies throughout Connecticut. She knows how to prioritize and manage confidential information with discretion—she is a valuable member of our team.

Kathi believes communication is the key to providing best-in-class customer service. She efficiently and effectively assists our internal and external lending team.

Where Equity Means More Than Credit.

Equity Based Capital is a direct hard money lender based in Branford, CT. With more than 30 years’ experience in equity-based lending, EBC specializes in financing for individuals and companies whose needs are not fully met by traditional banks. Loan approvals have emphasis on EQUITY not credit and income documentation.

Partnering with Investors.

Achieving the best returns possible.