What We Do

Time and time again, we heard the same question: “What do you mean I can be a lender?” In fact, we heard it so often that the implication eventually became undeniable.

Most real estate investors still assume the only way to invest in real estate is to buy a property, either alone or with others. That’s certainly one way to do it, but it’s not the only way. Instead of investing in real estate equity – you know, instead of buying the property – you can also invest in real estate debt. You can be the lender!

Beyond Lenders was born to serve the savvy investors who’ve made that realization. We do this by providing educational resources related to real estate debt investments. It’s been a truly satisfying experience, witnessing the impact our efforts have fostered. As the community has grown, scores of successful investors have achieved a newfound level of financial independence.


lender | ˈlendər | (noun)

1: a person or entity that lends money.
2: a real estate debt investor who provides financing, either directly or through investment in debt funds, to borrowers in exchange for interest payments and the promise of principal repayment.
3: a member of the Beyond Lenders community.


If you’re new to Beyond Lenders, welcome to the community!

You’re about to learn how real estate debt is a relatively low-risk investment; provides consistent and reliable returns; and makes for an effective way to limit your exposure to economic downturns, increasing the overall stability of any investment portfolio.

In recognizing these advantages, you’ve greatly expanded your understanding of real estate investing, well beyond that of many other investors.

Keep on educating yourself, doing your due diligence, and making the necessary connections to find the best opportunities. We’re here to help.

Our mission is to take you beyond the preconceived notions held by so many investors.

Beyond Lenders is passionate about providing our community of lenders with the knowledge, perspectives, and efficiencies they need to make informed decisions.

Buying an investment property is not the only way to invest in commercial real estate. Our educational and informative resources have enabling scores of savvy investors to strategically – and confidently – add real estate debt investments to their portfolios, expanding their control over such considerations as risk mitigation, capital preservation, predictability of returns, and diversification.

Our Values

Be Authentic

We believe that authenticity is the foundation of meaningful relationships. It’s the key catalyst for synergies that ignite and supercharge the collaboration and collective creativity of a team.

Share Your Knowledge

We believe that knowledge is meant to be shared. Everyone benefits from an enlightened society, one that promotes intellectual growth and other aspirational pursuits.

Listen To Others

We believe that the only way to truly understand complex topics is to listen when people speak. The surest way to figure something out is exposure to diverse perspectives.

Act With Integrity

We believe that integrity is a commitment to confront and overcome one’s shortcomings. It’s an ongoing process that nourishes both self-respect and relationships with others.

Meet the Team

G. Evan Bennett

Creative Content Manager, Beyond International

Evan has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate and banking industries. During his career, he’s been a vice president at a proptech startup, a loan originator at Chase, and an appraiser at both CBRE and Kidder Mathews, as well as the managing partner of a private equity firm that invests in commercial real estate. He’s currently licensed in Washington as a real estate broker. Evan is also active in FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, currently serving as President-Elect of its USA chapter, FIABCI-USA.

Michael Duong

Investment and Operations Manager, Beyond International

Michael has more than 16 years of experience investing in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Beyond Lenders, he was a founding member and COO at 24/7 Capital, a boutique private equity firm with a strong focus on industrial, office, and retail investments. In this role, he developed a keen eye for value-add opportunities. Earlier in his career, Michael worked at CBRE as an appraiser. He’s currently licensed in California as a real estate broker and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California-Irvine.

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