Partnering with AVANA Companies to Drive Results

  • May 1, 2023

At AVANA Companies, we provide access to business capital and quality investments. Part of why we have such success doing so is the partnership we share with our wonderful (and growing) network of “connectors.” 

Connectors are individuals and businesses that know us well, trust our solutions, and see the value in how we forge relationships and drive results. Due to that, they’re able to recommend our financial solutions to others in their own networks, and then help facilitate a connection between us. 

Sanat Patel, co-founder and Chief Lending Officer of AVANA Companies, states, “AVANA has been a relationship-focused financial lender for over two decades now, and our connectors play a major role in referring us potential clients who are the right fit for what we do.”

The link to our connectors is an important one that aids in our purpose to deliver “Capital for a Better Tomorrow.” That’s because connectors help us fund more loans, and thereby help us create a larger social and environmental impact on communities across the U.S. 

Let’s take a deeper look at how we partner with connectors. 

Who are AVANA’s Connectors?

Connectors are individuals or businesses with sizable professional networks. Within those networks are entrepreneurs, business owners and savvy investors in need of top-quality financial solutions. When a connector discovers someone they know has such a funding need, they connect them to the AVANA team to discuss their options.

Our connectors are often in the following professions: 

  • Brokers
  • Accountants
  • Consultants
  • Bankers
  • Lawyers
  • Business owners
  • Financial planners
  • Registered investment advisors

The Importance of Connectors 

Our connectors often play an integral role in helping their clients, associates, friends and loved ones make funding decisions to grow their business and/or portfolio. Simply put, there’s a level of rapport connectors have on their networks. 

Equally, because AVANA and our connectors have an existing relationship built on trust, there’s rapport with our team as well.  

An important component of our relationship is that connectors understand the flexibility and personalization AVANA offers. So, they’re able to elaborate on the incredible possibility of partnering with us. For example, we offer an exceptional array of solutions without unnecessary, overtly complicated red tape.  

Sanat says, “AVANA is not limited to one solution. If we need to customize it, we are able to do that to create a solution that fits – one that is tailor-made for that business [or investor].”

Whether it’s a commercial loan or an investment opportunity, AVANA and connectors ultimately work together to facilitate a fast, smooth and successful transaction that minimizes risk and maximizes opportunity. Here’s how:

  1. Originating New Loans: AVANA works with connectors to help them understand our credit box. This allows connectors to know when/if we’re a fit for their potential referral, and it helps increase the certainty of execution. 
  2. Facilitating New Investments: AVANA has a tremendous track record of risk mitigation. This helps us to safeguard funds and deliver reliable returns to our investors. We ensure connectors are aware of how carefully and transparently we manage investments, thus how we’re able to provide a lucrative return on investment. 

Partnering with the AVANA Family of Companies

For our connectors and their networks, the AVANA Family of Companies offers various channels in which we can collaborate together. We offer a wide array of top-tier financial solutions via: 

AVANA Capital

AVANA Capital helps grow companies in various industries through direct lending and customized commercial loans. Their specialties include commercial real estate construction lending, SBA 504s, bridge loans, hospitality, renewable energy, cannabis and more. 

Extensia Financial

Extensia Financial partners with credit unions and brokers in the U.S. to support entrepreneurs by originating and servicing commercial real estate (CRE) loans.


EqualSeat provides individual investors with access to institutional-quality commercial debt investments through an intuitive and easy-to-use platform. Uniquely, this exciting fintech platform caters to investors ranging from average-income to high-net-worth individuals. 


About AVANA Capital 

Established in 2002 and headquartered in Glendale, Arizona, AVANA Capital is a direct lender that serves business owners across the country through fast, flexible and reliable financing. For over two decades, we have empowered entrepreneurs in niche industries, aided job creation and supported clean energy initiatives through competitive financing. AVANA Capital is a proud member of the AVANA Family of Companies.

Interested in joining our network of connectors? Contact us today to get started.