Client Reviews

Chris’ constant strive to be on top of his game is overwhelming.  His rigorous pursuit to academic excellence in the field of finance has allowed him to become the very best at what he does.  His need to achieve personal growth in his career is completely selfless and strictly to supply his clients and referral partners with the very best of service 7 days a week.  I am worry free when sending friends, family and clients his way, fore they are in the very best of hands.

Michael Clancy


Good morning (Kerati),
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you, and your team, know what a great job you are doing.  You have thoroughly answered every question I have, have explained what I need to know and do, and acted as a true professional.  I spoke to other enterprises similar to your company and my experience in working with you was by far and away the most productive and professional.  My compliments to you for your hard work and my best wishes for your success.
I will be in touch very soon after talking to “my folks.”
Warm regards,

Mike Clark in Humboldt County


Kerati good afternoon, 
Wanted to thank you for your assistance this year . Your intuitive situational analysis of theses quirky situations my files seem to find themselves in is invaluable. To think I met you on a “cold call” is very different for me. Fortunately my impression of your drive & motivation to perform was spot on. Never lose that unrelenting approach and passion you have to see the job through.
I appreciate it very much and look forward to doing business with you. 
Best to you Sir,

Daryl R.
Mortgage Broker
Oakland, CA


I wanted to say thank you for the past few years of delivering lending products where other lenders were unable and fell short. 
One transaction that stands out and where you provided immediate stellar service was one of my most important, high end listings. This was my families home in the Burlingame Hills that I listed for $2,350,000. I found a buyer and my client was unable to secure financing last minute and once again Matthew to the rescue. Our team appreciates your out of the box thinking and fast response. Thanks for always being a stable consistent resource for myself and us at Mainstream Real Estate Group.
Warm regards and happy holidays.

Rob Iniguez

Mainstream Real Estate Group 
Campbell, CA


Matthew Yu of Socotra and I have closed a few deals we referred in 2016.  Matthew always follows up, issues terms quickly, Socotra has a simple closing process, and they typically close in 2 weeks or less.  Matthew has a high level of professionalism and problem-solving ability.

Michael F.


Sean McDonald is awesome!  He and his group at Socotra Capital have made my real estate projects possible, and in a way that is mutually beneficial to both Socotra and myself.  The things that make Sean exceptional is that he is creative, flexible and creates custom loan packages for his clients and their unique needs.  He has a keen sense of his clients vision, and works hard to align opportunities.
Sean is truly unique and a leader in the lending industry!  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sean!!

Linda W.

Dear Sean,
I appreciate & enjoy working on each & every project I have brought your way. Your professionalism is outstanding, the attention to detail has been greatly appreciated and your efforts to “go to bat” for myself and partners is above reproach!
…it was your “original contact” that brought me to you for the purchase of our project on Mill St. in Reno, Nevada. You jumped through hoops and made it happen in less than a month… that was impressive!
Socotra Capital has been my “go to” lender for any of our acquisition projects and will continue to be so! My thanks go out to you and your whole team at Socotra Capital. I look forward to bringing you more acquisition projects in the future.

Michael Mardian
Mardian Development Co.


Socotra Capital has filled an important niche in meeting my land clients financing objectives as traditional lenders financing land transactions have exited the market.

Brian R. Parker 

As one of Sacramento’s top apartment agents I see all types of properties and am often faced with the challenge of locating the appropriate financing to make a sale possible. When traditional financing is not an option and creativity is needed to make a deal happen I know I can call on Socotra Capital. I count on them to provide financing options not otherwise available in the marketplace for properties that have been mismanaged or require renovation and for those buyers who are getting back on their feet financially. The background of the leadership team at Socotra Capital includes a former real estate broker and mortgage lender, giving them the experience necessary to understand a wide range of deals and ultimately perform when other lenders cannot. When I need hard money or a bridge loan for my clients the only company I use is Socotra Capital.

Aaron J. Frederick
Colliers International

It is always refreshing to engage in the details of a project with those with the experience and know-how to bring things to fruition. I’ve been working with the team at Socotra Capital for some time now. No matter where on complexity range your project falls, you can bank on the focus and expertise of this group. The more challenging the project, the higher the probability of success.

John Leonard
Leonard Development Company

My experience as an investor with this highly professional company over the last few years has been entirely satisfactory.

James S

Dave was able to quickly explain Socotra’s lending practice, and was able to satisfy my concerns. I’ve enjoyed the trust deed investment process and the returns have been comparable to rentals and with much less hassle. Thanks Mr. Washburn!

John H