Mr. Novo founded Novo Capital Partners on the principals of financial integrity and the highest degree of quality service to his clients. His well-respected reputation in the industry, capital markets expertise, and transactional experience has elevated him to one of the most active commercial loan originators in Southern California. Mr. Novo has successfully financed and closed more than $400M of commercial real estate loans throughout his career. He is an expert in financing commercial real estate in all major asset classes including multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and construction loans.
Prior to founding Novo Capital Partners, Mr. Novo served as the Managing Director of New York based Silverthread Capital (formerly Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance Capital Markets), a mortgage broker intermediary. Mr. Novo was Silverthread Capital's top producer and oversaw the West Coast loan origination team. Prior to joining Silverthread Capital, Mr. Novo co-founded The Real Estate Finance Group, Inc., a start-up focused on financing commercial real estate projects for private middle-market investors. Mr. Novo began his career at Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation in 2009 and was responsible for underwriting new debt assignments and business development. Within the first year at Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation, Mr. Novo was advising major clients on strategic debt and investment decisions. His ability to quickly accelerate in his role allowed him to launch and grow the finance companies mentioned above.
Mr. Novo was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Loyola Marymount University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Mr. Novo is a member and active contributor of the LMU Real Estate Alumni Group. He is also a member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) and MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association). He actively participates in marathons, triathlons, and other endurance competitions. Mr. Novo enjoys investing in the stock market and overseeing construction and renovation activities on his personal real estate projects.
Devin Wash focuses on structuring debt and equity placements across all property types throughout the West Coast. Mr. Wash works with both seasoned and first-time investors to secure the most competitive financing options for commercial real estate investments.
Prior to joining Novo Capital Partners, Mr. Wash served as Director at Silverthread Capital, originating loans and debt placement through a variety of capital provider platforms. He started his career as a loan originator at Rosano Partners in Downtown Los Angeles. Within a few months he became the lead finance associate and was responsible for all facets of debt and equity placements for the company's clients. In 2015 he was recognized as Rosano Partners’ fastest growing associate and earned the company’s “Pacesetter Award.”
Mr. Wash is a Southern California native and currently resides in West LA. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. While attending UCSB he was a member of the school’s finance club and involved in the Strategic Business Program (SBP).
Senior Loan Closer
Whitney Deutsch specializes in client service, coordinating due diligence materials, and managing the processing and closing of real estate debt and equity transactions.
Prior to joining Novo Capital Partners, she was an Applications Analyst and Senior Loan Administrator for Luther Burbank Savings. As an Applications Analyst, Ms. Deutsch significantly improved the operational efficiency of the Income Property Lending Department. As a Senior Loan Administrator, Ms. Deutsch managed commercial real estate transactions for multiple Loan Officers. Prior to Luther Burbank Savings, Ms. Deutsch held a position of Financial Analyst at a mortgage banking firm in Los Angeles.
Ms. Deutsch currently resides in Eagan, Minnesota. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Client Services Coordinator
Jorge Novo began his commercial real estate career at Novo Capital Partners in 2015 and has continued to grow with the company. Mr. Novo provides daily support to all loan originators. He is responsible for administrative support, client relations, and internal operations. He is exceptionally focused, organized, and detail-oriented, and has assisted with the funding of over 150 loan transactions. Mr. Novo’s support and reliability contribute to providing the highest level of quality service for our clients. In addition to his career in real estate, Mr. Novo is also committed to his family and young daughter. He enjoys playing sports, especially boxing.
Sean Le joined Novo Capital Partners as an analyst in 2018. Mr. Le is responsible for providing analytical support for the firm's origination team. He focuses on analyzing property and sponsor financial statements, providing accurate loan amounts for acquisition and refinance projects, addressing lender underwriting questions, and much more.
Mr. Le resides in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Ukraine. He attended Imperial College London in London, United Kingdom, earning a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with an emphasis on Statistics and Finance. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Outside of finance, Mr. Le enjoys playing tennis and is also a semi-professional musician.