About Us

CRE Bridge Capital is a direct lender with a focus on commercial bridge loans between $1 million and $30 million. We specialize in quick close transactions, properties in transition or credit impaired borrowers. By being more creative and nimble than alternative capital providers we work to create opportunities while other lenders see obstacles.

Our Proven Expertise

With collective experience of over 50 years, the partners at CRE Bridge Capital have invested more than $500 million in debt and equity in a diverse array of real estate sectors, encompassing multifamily, industrial, hotels, student housing, retail, office spaces, and more.

Long History in Private Credit

While many firms are new to private credit, the managers at CRE Bridge Capital have been in the space for over 15 years each.

Vast Deal Pipeline & Unique Referral Program

Network of over 450 debt placement agents referring us deals through our broker participation program allows us to be selective in our investments.

Proprietary Pricing Model

In-house advanced model that uniquely prices commercial real estate loans based on distinct deal characteristics.

The Team


Daniel Sobelman is the Founder and Managing Partner of CRE Bridge Capital. Daniel has been an active investor in commercial real estate for over 20 years. Over the past 10 years, Daniel and members of his team have originated, closed and serviced over $300 million of bridge loans. Of those 96 loans, the blended average IRR greater than 20%.

Prior to forming CRE Bridge Capital, Daniel was the Director of Investments for a private REIT with approximately 13,000 apartments and $150 million in bridge debt. Before that, Daniel was a Managing Partner at a Chicago-based family office and served as the Managing Partner of a multifamily private equity fund.

Daniel is a graduate of Kelly School of Business at Indiana University and received an MBA from Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.


Russell Stone, in addition to being a Partner of CRE Bridge Capital, is a managing member and acting principal of the family office, Stone Financial Group “SFG”. SFG grew out of the real estate company VMS, which grew AUM to over $9 billion. SFG’s core business is real estate investing, bridge and mezzanine lending, hotel management, venture capital, innovative technology and emerging markets.

As a managing member of SFG for the past 20 years, Stone is responsible for business development, prospective investment analysis, current investments oversite and the seeking of new opportunities for the family of companies. Outside of his roles with SFG, Stone has been a managing partner in several businesses including a solar lighting company, restaurants and an e-cigarettes business.

Stone has a degree in Business from the University of Kansas. Additionally, Stone holds a degree from Kendall College in Culinary Science and Hospitality.


Alex is an Associate at CRE Bridge Capital primarily focused on deal underwriting and loan servicing activities.

Prior to joining CRE Bridge Capital, Alex was a residential real estate broker in the Chicagoland area at Baird & Warner. Alex also worked at a small family office where he was involved with various investments ranging from real estate, private equity, venture capital, and public securities.

Alex graduated from Vanderbilt University and earned his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.


Address : 167 North Green Street Suite 400, Chicago, IL. 60607

Phone: 312-600-8293

Email: info@crebridgecapital.com