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AVANA Capital Investments Align with AVANA CUSO’s Mission of “People Helping People”

Less than one year ago, a majority stake in AVANA CUSO was purchased by AVANA Capital, a financial institution with nearly two decades of experience in commercial lending. Not only does AVANA Capital have an exceptional team of institutional investors, its mission also aligns with that of AVANA CUSO. Both AVANA Capital and AVANA CUSO are part of the AVANA Companies family.

Since AVANA CUSO’s inception in 1998, we’ve focused on “people helping people” through our array of services for credit union and borrower communities. This perfectly pairs with AVANA Capital’s mission “to create opportunities for job growth and support the development of clean energy through entrepreneurial lending solutions.” With AVANA Capital investments in AVANA CUSO, local economies around the United States can expect to experience unimaginable growth.

AVANA Capital Borrowing Services

AVANA Capital offers personalized commercial real estate and renewable energy loans to small businesses and middle-market businesses. Every loan is tailored to meet specific financing needs, whether it be property expansion, renovation or purchase. AVANA’s expert lenders walk you through a comprehensive loan process, including site inspections, property valuations, environmental reviews and background details to develop a viable loan structure for your business.

The three major types of commercial loans available through AVANA include:

  1. Construction Loans
  2. Commercial Bridge Loans
  3. SBA 504 Loans

Expertise in Niche Industries

AVANA Capital’s team has more than 150 combined years of experience in commercial lending for niche industries that include but are not limited to:


Since its inception, AVANA has financed more than $800 million in hospitality projects for approximately 41 hotel brands in all 50 states. AVANA specializes in hotel construction financing, providing multiple options to stabilize projects before transitioning to permanent commercial debt.

Renewable Energy

AVANA Capital specializes in various renewable energy projects ranging from community solar to energy efficiency. Because AVANA makes it their goal to contribute to clean energy solutions, the institution provides several renewable energy finance loan options:

  • Construction Financing
  • Equipment Financing
  • Pre-NTP Development Capital
  • Development Capital

Owner-Occupied Real Estate

AVANA Capital provides financing solutions to help small business owners create growth within their communities. The lending partner assists with nearly every aspect of the owner-occupied real estate loan process, from property acquisition to construction or refinancing. AVANA offers five types of commercial loans:

  • SBA 504 Acquisition
  • SBA 504 Construction
  • Conventional Construction and Expansion
  • Business Equipment
  • Bridge Loan

AVANA Capital’s Social Impact

Since the company’s creation, AVANA Capital has been guided by its commitment to building healthy communities across the nation through investments—similar to that of its parent organization AVANA Companies. In its efforts to support local economies, AVANA lends to those looking to create jobs and boost their local community’s economy in the renewable energy, healthcare, modular construction and commercial real estate spaces.

By providing funding to such niches, AVANA stimulates job growth, promotes sustainable environmental change, and helps small and midsize business owners take their enterprises to the next level.

Investment Opportunity Promoting Positive Change

Bottom line: Two of AVANA Companies’ organizations—AVANA CUSO and AVANA Capital—utilize customized financing options to stimulate the economy, provide employment and create diversified communities with a variety of small and mid-market businesses.



Established in 1998 and headquartered in Simi Valley, CA, AVANA CUSO offers competitive and collaborative commercial real estate loans. We partner with credit unions and connect them to investors across the United States. Additionally, we uniquely support and guide our partners through the entire full lifecycle of the loans. AVANA CUSO is a proud member of the AVANA Family of Companies.