Who We Are

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Our Story

Formed in 2009, the American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) is the first national organization representing the private real estate and peer-to-peer lending industry. Our membership includes private money lenders, hard money lenders, mortgage fund managers, brokers and service providers from around the United States.

Our Vision

The American Association of Private Lenders’ strives to be a nationally renowned association that reshapes the real estate finance industry. We want private lenders to be viewed as viable alternatives for borrowing and investing.

AAPL Team Core Values

As we grow as an association, it has become more and more important to explicitly define the core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategies:

Integrity – We believe that as an association we have moral obligations, as well as commercial ones. We are committed to working as an association that focuses on treating others as we would hope to be treated – with honesty, fairness, integrity and abiding by our word.

Morality – We believe in standing up for honesty, fairness and goodness.

Humor – AAPL is a fun place to work and partner with. A positive and enthusiastic association will naturally work smarter and achieve more!

Partnership – Our goal is to develop win-win partnerships with all our members, future members, and suppliers for the long-term benefit of all.


Each member of the small-but-mighty AAPL Team represents the spirit of our association: driven, committed, and acutely aware of how limitless AAPL’s potential is to grow. Together we go to great lengths to provide the best possible value to each and every member.


Linda Hyde
Linda HydeManaging Director
Kat Hungerford
Kat HungerfordProject Development Manager
Eddie Wilson
Eddie WilsonChairman

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