About Us

About Us

We are a Private Lender in the Land Acquisition & Development Sector.

Since the recession in 2008 the Southeast’s population has grown at a
consistent pace.  The recession eliminated a lot of local homebuilders across
the region resulting in low building levels. This, coupled with high growth
patterns in the Southeast, led to much higher home prices and a shortage of

Community banks and larger regional banks have vacated the LA&D lending
arena at a time when demand for developed lots has never been higher.

Swamp Fox Capital, LLC is one of the preeminent private lenders in the LA&D space. Our team has a combined 120+ year experience in real estate lending and commercial banking. We understand your issues from “both sides” of the desk. Let our team of experts help you find the best financial solution for your project.

Quick Response and Turnaround Time

Non-Recourse Loans

Flexible LTC Offerings

The Team

Our Experts

Ed Blakemore

Blakemore brings over 25 years of C-Suite leadership experience in finance and operations management within public and private organizations in real estate, finance, and banking. Prior to joining LyonJay, Blakemore served as the CFO at NHE, a complex and diverse real estate management and development company with a concentration in the multi-family space. Blakemore has also served as the CFO and Senior VP of Operations at Serrus Capital Partners, a South Carolina based real estate investment and development company. He has also served as CFO/COO for a diversified financial services firm, a registered investment advisor providing exclusive financial products and services to high net-worth individuals through a series of funds. As an independent contractor he performed bank-related credit advisory services for a leading national provider. His reviews were focused on single family residential and commercial & industrial loan portfolio valuations.

Michael Wooles

Wooles is a 35+ year commercial banker. His career began at Wachovia Bank in Eastern North Carolina. Wooles has worked for both national financial institutions and regional community banks. During his banking career, which began in the mid 80’s, Wooles produced both Commercial Real Estate and C&I commercial loans. He is proficient in business development, credit underwriting/ analysis and loan documentation/management. In his role at Swamp Fox Capital, LLC, Wooles is responsible for business development and implementation.

Committed To Your Success

Swamp Fox Capital is positioned to take advantage of the asymmetrical realignment of risk and reward that is currently occurring within the commercial real estate debt markets. This current dislocation in the credit markets has produced attractive opportunities to invest in commercial real estate-backed bridge financings and achieve above standard returns for senior secured debt investments.

We Follow Best Practices

Understand business plan; Proforma Cash Flow analysis; Valuation analysis; Review risk assumptions; Analysis of market and location.

Outline economic structure and specific details; Outline expectations and goals for proposed investment; Underwriting of sponsor; Negotiate deal terms.

Receipt of deposit for due diligence and third-party costs; Order appraisal and other third-party reports; Site visit of property; Review title; environmental and other third-party reports and key investment factors critical for approval.

Final investment recommendations sent to Swamp Fox Capital investors.

Upon approval, will close and fund investment in accordance with: title, escrow, insurance, legal requirements — all according to a closing instruction letter supplied by Counsel of the title company.

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