Marty Lefton

Broker - Owner SV Commercial Lending
Marty Lefton is dedicated to creating and preserving wealth for clients by providing highly comprehensive and strategic financial lending solutions. He uses a holistic approach by first understanding as many of the pieces of a client’s situation, then looks at what makes the best financial sense for the client.

Getting the loan funded is only one piece of the puzzle. Whether he is working for a Banker, Lender, Real Estate Agent, or an Individual, Marty is dedicated to keeping client relationships intact by focusing on efficiencies and always doing the right thing.

Marty’s reputation for doing what he says has allowed him to be surrounded by quality professionals in both banking and lending. These networking relationships provide clients with solutions that otherwise wouldn't exist.
Nov 18, 2019
CEO, Chelsio Communications
I have now worked with Marty twice, once in connection with a new construction refinance, and once in connection with a leverage buyout of our business. In both cases, this was a difficult task with either a time constraint, or narrow scope of available investors. In both cases, Marty came to the rescue, and in one case with actually more than one option, and save the day both times. He is pleasant to work with, succinct, and above all very effective, with minimum amount of required interaction. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Oct 2, 2018
We were lucky enough to have Marty recommended to us from our commercial real estate agent on a fairly challenging 1031 exchange into out of state multi-family property. In addition to just being a challenging deal, our transaction also had a lot of moving pieces with floating deadlines and uncertain close dates and targets. Marty was incredibly professional and a real breath of fresh air to work with. He always had our best interests in mind and did everything possible to protect us and our investments instead of just trying to "make a deal". He took the time to really understand what our objectives were and how to best reach them. With many of the challenges we were presented with during our transaction, Marty always stayed calm and did a great job at breaking down difficult complex problems and explaining and resolving the situation. He is extremely organized and detail oriented which was something we definitely needed considering the complexity of our deal. Marty really is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to commercial lending and has the contacts to help where needed. For us, Marty wore many different hats and really went way above and beyond what I would have expected out of a loan broker. He at times was taking on the role of the real estate agent, CPA, fInancial advisor, legal council, insurance agent, escrow officer and therapist all at the same time. In addition to all the fantastic work he did for us, he was also able to find one of the most aggressive rates with the right terms that really worked for us and minimized risk. I would not hesitate to recommend Marty and will definitely be using him again for any future transactions.
Aug 23, 2018
Marty was hands on throughout the process. I felt very comfortable working with him because I knew no detail would be overlooked.
Jan 26, 2018
Sr. Account Exec
Marty was referred to me by our local home mortgage broker. We had a number of excellent conversations over the phone and email exchanges. Marty is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He understands the real estate business, commercial lending, and 1031 exchange transactions. While in the end we didn’t need to pursue a commercial loan, I wouldn’t hesitate reaching out to Marty in the future for such transactions.
Nov 7, 2017
President and CEO
Marty is the guy who tells you things will work out, and then they do. When it was time for our company to buy a building, Marty moved mountains to help us find our financial fit while also protecting our financial interests like they were his own. Our unique business model as a real estate technology and services company didn’t deter Marty. His expertise is in creating the financial package that marries your goals to your balance sheet. I highly recommend Marty, he is a wealth of knowledge and our team enjoyed working with him.
Sep 14, 2017
President Oaks Home Owners Association
I have worked with Marty for many years and he has given me the best advice. He is always well prepared and I would highly recommend him for any commercial or residential loans. He always has the clients best interest, if I have any questions he answers them fully.
Sep 5, 2017
I am a rather chronologically mature person with legal and business experience spanning decades and I have, consequently, gained experience in real estate transactions and financing of them. Naturally, I have also dealt with loan agents over the years. Marty was highly recommended to me by my bank that could not lend in the State in which I was buying the commercial real estate.

I found Marty to be incisive and straight-forward immediately. It was like a breath of fresh air to me because I have found such virtues to be uncommon.

Beyond finding the most favorable financing on a 10 years fixed loan with no increases during the full term of the loan (not easy with commercial properties these days), Marty worked assiduously with me not only on and for the loan but to iron out some problems that arose in connection with the purchase of the property itself. The intelligence, time and efforts devoted to my transaction were well beyond the norm. His integrity was refreshing. and, yes, he was at the Closing.
I highly recommend him to anyone interested in obtaining excellent financing and personal assistance throughout the transaction.
Jun 12, 2017
Doctor of Podiatric Medecine
Marty is the master of creative financing! He offered me options I would of never dreamed of.I highly recommend him.Thank you Marty!
Jun 6, 2017
Marty was a huge help getting me set up with a refinance. He helped me understand each step of the way and was particularly good at keeping me up to date. Marty was extremely responsive and answered any questions I had in detail. Additionally, I was very grateful that Marty constantly reassured me that the numbers made sense, and that it would work well for me. His background definitely made me comfortable that he is highly skilled and knowledgable. Thanks Marty!
May 19, 2017
Owner-Mercedes Exclusively Service and Repair Center
I was referred to Marty Lefton by my real estate agent. From my first contact with Marty, I felt at ease and knew I was in good hands. I had some previous credit mishaps and Marty worked very diligently at every phase of the loan process to ensure the loan went smoothly. I know the effort he put in was above and beyond.
Without question, Marty is a great person to work with and would recommend him to anyone in need of loan assistance. I am very thankful for all he did.
Mar 15, 2017
My family purchased a three unit building in San Francisco. My wife, mother, grandmother, and I all went in together to buy this beautiful place in Russian Hill. I have multiple businesses, my wife is an actress, and my mom and grandmother are retired. In short, we are a challenging bunch from a mortgage perspective. There were two loan officers before Marty that were not able to get the job done. Marty handled our business with efficiency and with no stress on my end. Marty has a straightforward, no nonsense approach to his work. Most important; he got the loan funded for us.
Apr 8, 2016
Office Manager
I’m not a numbers person, so refinancing my home was overwhelming to say the least.
I had several questions along the way and Marty was very patient with his explanations so I felt more confident concerning any decisions needing to be made. He would touch base with me throughout the week to make sure I was kept in the loop, or if I had any other concerns along this process.
Marty even showed up at the title company for the closing to make sure the docs were correct. I feel he goes the extra mile to make sure you are happy with the end result. I highly recommend his services, as he is straightforward, extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I love Marty, he’s the best!
Mar 7, 2016
Naturopathic Doctor
Marty was dedicated and through while working with us on our clinic refi. He was a pleasure to work with even in a non pleasurable process of loan documents. I would utilize Marty's services for my next lending need.
Sep 8, 2015
Marty was very attentive and helped me through the entire process. He delivered on his promises, did not over-commit, and was a pleasure to work with. I look forward to doing business with him again.
Jul 13, 2015
Marty is a tremendous asset to me and my family. He was instrumental in closing a complicated residential deal with many moving parts. Marty's creativity, professionalism, attention to detail, and integrity are forever appreciated. Marty undertook a high level of ownership and commitment that resulted in a strong understanding of the moving parts and allowed quick and nimble responses to each new issue.

I highly recommend Marty Lefton.
Jun 9, 2015
Business Owner/Investor
Marty Lefton is easy to work with, and provides clear and timely guidance on potential real estate financial transactions. He is a consummate professional, and seems to really enjoy helping entrepreneurs and investors build their real estate portfolios. Highly recommend!
May 6, 2015
Real Estate Broker/Client
In the short time I have been working with Marty, I have been extremely impressed with the high level of customer service he has shown. He doesn't just focus on the loan at hand, but looks at the larger picture of improving his Client's entire financial setup. Definitely recommend.
Apr 22, 2015
Owner, Broker
Marty worked with us on a very complicated refinance of a commercial property. He was able to find a lender for the property where others could not, and at a very competitive rate. His attention to detail, patience, and integrity were quite refreshing.

Bottom line: Marty will be the first person I call for my next commercial loan.
Apr 21, 2015
My wife and I consulted Marty for advice on how to handle a family transaction, with our Son and Daughter- in- law, on a home purchase. We met with Marty who discussed various options and answered a lot of questions.I found him to be very helpful and had the resources available to guide us in the right direction. Marty is also a good listener, which is a huge asset. I would highly recommend Marty Lefton to anybody trying to navigate the mortgage maze
Apr 2, 2015
Vice President/Portfolio Manager
I have recently worked with Marty Lefton, commercial broker from SV Comm Lending. It was a commercial real estate transaction with various intricacies within the transaction. While we had a few hurdles to overcome, Marty was quick to respond to all challenges within the transaction and was very knowledgeable throughout the process. I have worked with a number of brokers in the industry and have been in banking for over 16 years and while most brokers seem to have separate “agenda” when it comes to getting deals done, it was a pleasant surprise to work with a broker with integrity, honesty, and the knowhow to complete deals from start to finish. Marty works with a set of values that is hard to find within the financial industry and is what sets him apart from other brokers. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone looking for a commercial loan.
Feb 3, 2015
Marty is creative, honest, transparent, thorough and kept us updated weekly on our VA refinancing. Highly recommend his services and personal touch.
Dec 26, 2014
Teacher and Small Business Owner
If you are considering getting a mortgage or refinancing, there is nobody better to work with than Marty Lefton.

We had put off refinancing our home for years due to bad experiences in the past as well as our complicated financial situation. Among the challenges we faced in the past included a broker who did not have our best interests at heart and was not willing or able to think creatively to get us a loan we were comfortable with.

Based on a recommendation, we contacted Marty to help us get started on the process. Marty never made us feel like an inconvenience. Instead, he saw our situation as a challenge that he was eager and able to overcome. He communicated with us often and honestly about our options. We are both busy with our work and family so Marty worked out all the complicated and time consuming details and kept things simple and straightforward for us as the process moved along.

Marty’s vast knowledge in all aspects of real estate and personal finance, his creative thinking to develop unique solutions to tough problems, and his perseverance allowed us to get a loan that works perfectly for us and helps us sleep well each night. We will always be grateful to Marty for making that happen.
Dec 4, 2014
Scolari Insurance Agency
There are not enough words to express the level of satisfaction, that myself and my wife Tillie incurred while dealing with Mr. Marty Lefton and our loan. Mr. Lefton is a stellar example of determination and the utmost professional approach needed to obtain a loan for us and anyone that is recommended to him or otherwise.

Mr. Lefton worked tirelessly to incorporate all of the details and that were needed to get things just right. Whether we spoke to him at 8:00 am or 8:00 pm he was always very courteous and responsive to our questions and concerns and followed up on them diligently. He always gave us hope that he was working on things all the time and never faltered in trying another approach or contacting another source in order to satisfy us.

We would highly recommend Mr. Lefton for any type of service that his agency incorporates and especially in obtaining a loan with his resources. He has become a great friend and an exceptional business partner during all of this and we cannot say enough great things about him and his staff.

Should you need further discussion on Mr. Lefton, please feel free to contact us for more discussion @ 408.799.3097 or
Nov 7, 2014
IT Consultant
I was fortunate enough to be referred to Marty Lefton of SVComm Lending by a former client of mine when I had a poor experience with a different, albeit unethical, broker. The previous broker was the absolute polar opposite of Marty and I write this not to bring up the negatives of how another person does business, but to highlight the absolutely positive, significantly rare and quite refreshing way Marty does business. It’s not every day where you will talk to a guy, who talks nearly as fast as you do (I talk really fast), on a Saturday morning (his day off), about your goals, current home purchase plan and the order of unfortunate events that put your distrusting self on the phone in the first place. It’s easy to develop a fear of being taken advantage of when you’re shopping for something you have never shopped for before. It’s easy to feel as though you’re in way over your head. Most of all, it’s easy for Marty to understand the fears and thoughts rolling through your head because he genuinely (not literally) puts himself in his client’s shoes.

After growing up in and moving from apartment to apartment for 25 years, I decided I wanted a little more stability in my residential and financial life. I decided I wanted to be a home owner.

I started planning and saving to accomplish my home-owner goal, by myself, when I was 21 and, when I succeeded, I knew I would be the first in my immediate family to purchase a house all on my own. Independence always has and always will be important to me, but I’m not one to shy away from the assistance from the right people. Marty is one of those right people. He’s honest, sincere, funny and a defender when necessary. As nice and calm as he is with you, the client, he is extremely protective over you as well; he will go to bat for you, even if it’s at his own cost or to his own detriment. He will compliment what you are doing right, and will patiently remind you don’t have to worry about anything else.

I seriously could not recommend a better broker to work with. He went to bat for me and got me, what I now know, is the most absolute best deal I could have ever received for my very first house. He protected me, my money and my time, more than once throughout the escrow process and he explained, patiently, what he was doing and why he was doing it. He even showed up to my close of escrow signing, just to make sure everything I was signing was as it should be.

Marty’s expertise, from what I know, is both commercial and residential real estate and he spent just as much effort, time, energy and patience, if not more, on my residential home purchase as he has on commercial buildings; I know this because of my former client, who is like an uncle to me. Both my “uncle” and I are very picky when it comes to finding “the right people” and Marty could seriously run the “right people” club. Stop reading this review and call him, you’ll have a much better time talking with him than you will reading my testimonial.
Oct 30, 2014
Client who needs refinancing
I was referred to Marty by my financial planner and it was such a pleasure to work with him. He put his customer first and gave the most professional advice to meet my need. In addition, he was on top of all the complicated processes and communicate very well with me about the progress. At the end of the day, I was able to refinance my house under a very tight time line before the regulation changed again in less then 72 hours. Without him, I don't think I would be able to make it.

I highly recommend Marty and I will definitely do business with him again.