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Sofia Capital Ventures is Your Concierge for Private Commercial Lending

In working with Sofia Capital Ventures, LLC, we want you to feel well informed about private commercial lending, comfortable with the entire process and know that your file is in the hands of competent professionals. We value your business and strive to protect and respect the relationships we establish. Our goal is to make your entire experience as smooth and efficient as possible.

When you work with Sofia Capital Ventures, you gain a team with the depth of experience required to navigate the commercial lending process. We can help you understand what lenders are funding and what is needed to build a successful loan package. We also offer consulting to help you develop your funding strategy and presentation packaging. Our understanding of commercial lending enables us to propose creative funding strategies and create win/win solutions.

Leadership Team

Barbara Leuin
Barbara Leuin
Barbara Leuin, Ph.D., Commercial Lending Expert, Colorado Springs, CO, is a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor, with over 30 years of professional experience, including 13 years of university teaching in business and economics; 16 years of business consulting; and 5 years as a full-time real estate investor. Since 1996, she has helped start-up businesses access millions in private capital. As CEO, Barbara brings visionary leadership, team-building and leadership to Sofia Capital Ventures. She is responsible for lender relationships, broker training and identifying market opportunities.

Contact her at (760) 809-6236

Bob Nussbaum
Bob Nussbaum
Bob Nussbaum, MBA, Commercial Lending Expert, Encinitas, CA, comes from an extensive corporate career in which he has succeeded in various positions, including direct sales, sales management, sales team building, sales training, division start-ups, new product development, and logistics manager. Bob has experience in the financial planning for business and individuals and as a private real estate investor. As a Business Development Associate, Bob is responsible for originating new commercial loans for commercial real estate investors, through his network of real estate professionals and other referral partners.

Contact Bob at (760) 634-8278

Silvio J. Ferrari Jr.
Silvio J. Ferrari Jr.
Silvio (Sil) Ferrari, Commercial Lending Expert, Carmichael, CA, has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker and consultant. His expertise is in bringing capital sources to commercial real estate developers and investors for the acquisition and development of all types of properties including hospitality, retail, multifamily and office property. As a Business Development Associate, Silvio is responsible for building SCV’s market position through relationships with commercial real estate investors, developers, CPA’s, attorneys, property managers, and other referral partners.

Mr. Ferrari holds a California BRE-Broker License #00833211.

Contact Sil at (916) 947-5476


  • A Liaison through the entire process
  • No-up front fees for our services
  • Opportunity to work with private lenders, not banks
  • Insights from the Lender’s perspective


  • Understand the ever-evolving CRE market dynamics
  • Learn about the latest Loan Programs
  • Take advantage of Loan Program options
  • Be aware of the changing requirements for each loan type

When you work with Sofia Capital Ventures, you will be in the hands of commercial lending experts. We offer a free loan analysis of any scenario. We can tell you in minutes whether we have a lender who can make a loan in your particular situation. We also offer consulting services to help you strengthen your funding proposal or package your loan request.


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