There are probably several ways to answer this question. All of them depend on the type of project/builder you are looking to fund, the market you are targeting, and the amount of money involved.
I will stick with the easiest ways to find someone to fit your needs.
1. Find an independent broker with a small shop. These are typically the guys that know plenty of underfunded builders/developers. In fact, some of these brokers will have put together projects that need equity injections. Most of them will at least know who the players are in your desired market.
2. In just about every town, there are two or three dominant site work companies. Call the owners. They will have the skinny on almost everyone in town.
3. Find a smaller broker that deals in property management and/or leasing. These guys are typically plugged in with local investors.
This should be a good start. If you have any further questions, you can give me a call @ 904-962-0992. I'll talk your ear off about real estate, but I might be able to help.
Oct 29, 2008