First Equity Funding partners with

The Monmouth County-based boutique investment firm was recently featured as part of a panel of experts to offer tips and information to real estate investors.

SEA GIRT, NJ – First Equity Funding, a real estate fund that focuses on fix and flip loans, recently partnered with, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, for a Pre-Auction Review in Absecon, NJ. The event featured a panel of real estate experts that included Christian Pepe, Managing Partner of First Equity Funding, and Anthony Palmiotto, Vice President of Lending of First Equity Funding, and highlighted featured properties that will be available at an upcoming Sheriff Foreclosure Sale.

“Christian, Anthony and Cory of First Equity Funding make a wonderful addition to our Auction 101 seminars and educational events,” said Jeffrey Minetti of “I’m looking forward to working with them again. We appreciate their partnership.”

First Equity Funding’s mission is to be the lender of choice for real estate investors. “We are very excited to team up with to host pre-auction reviews throughout New Jersey,” said Christian Pepe, Managing Partner for First Equity Funding. “We also understand how investors need to act fast in order to get loans closed quickly, and we are here to do whatever it takes to make that transaction seamless.”

Known for being transparent and open with all borrowers, investors and third-party service providers, First Equity Funding offers competitive pricing, exceptional service and unparalleled value to its borrowers and business partners. “We are different from other lenders because we have walked in the shoes of our investors,” said Pepe. “We have completed over 50 renovations or new constructions over the past 10 years. We find that most other lenders have more of a financial background like a bank or private equity fund. They typically don’t truly understand the challenges and needs of the average real estate investor.”

With experience in all aspects of real estate lending and investing, First Equity Funding can provide a 360-degree view of the real estate lending landscape. “We have been lenders for 15 years and have invested in NPLs and have experience dealing with foreclosures, BKs, modifications, workouts and managing REO properties,” Pepe added. “We have also done extensive fix/flipping ourselves and we own a construction company that has built over a dozen new construction homes.”

In terms of financing, First Equity Funding offers flexible options. “We offer longer term financing for investors who are looking to build out their portfolio,” said Pepe. “We are more focused on the project and building cash flow than your individual tax returns, which is important to self-employed borrowers.”

To learn more about First Equity Funding, visit or call 732-359-7800.

About First Equity Funding
FIrst Equity Funding is a real estate fund that focuses on fix and flip loans for properties in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Florida and is expanding throughout 40 states in the United States. Since its incorporation in 2009, First Equity Funding has partnered with hundreds of real estate investors looking to buy, fix-up and sell residential and commercial properties. To learn more, visit