Professional Experience

As Head of Digital Real Estate and Lending, Carlos Campos Founded Hope Street Funding & Realty; oversees the company’s Real Estate & Lending (REL) operations. Where he assist clients with site selection or sales of residential and commercial real estate. Carlos also originates residential debt and specific off-market transactions.

Carlos holds deep understanding of real estate, loan products, real estate valuation, and loan structuring, and has worked in partnership with top producing real estate companies and realtors since 2004.  He knows site selection, trends (macro/micro) and can spot opportunities that most seasoned investors can't. 

Blessed with this vision for opportunities and propensity for risk; Carlos founded several businesses ranging from Residential Mortgage Lending, Capital Markets Lending, CRE/Industrial Real Estate Brokerage, M&A, Off-Market Acquisitions, Business Consulting businesses, and the latest venture is Hope Street Funding & Realty, and Hope St. (Vertical Real Estate Venture) established to serve clients in the luxury real estate market and to help owners preserve and magnify their wealth through real estate investments, divestments, and ownership. 

Carlos’s career in real estate and entrepreneurship began in banking where he grew his career in lending operations at Bank of America, Chase Bank, then Bank of the West. Most recently, he worked for Pacific Premier Bank as VP of New Construction- Carlos oversaw luxury spec-build construction, bridge loans and construction loan underwriting. He oversaw $400M in construction loans and $850 million in asset values. Carlos's now provides these financial products with better service, quicker turn times, and overall lower cost than traditional middle market banks. Pre-SAFE laws, as a broker and salespersons Carlos  brokered loans with industry giants like Countrywide Bank, Bank of America, Long Beach Mortgage, Downey Savings, World Savings, Plaza Home Mortgage, Freemont Bank- Carlos sold various loans from Agency to Hard money loans. 

Carlos’s real estate experience is complete with leverage and real estate brokerage knowledge (Residential, CRE, Apartment,  Construction, Multi Family, Luxury Sales, and Portfolio/Property Management experience). Where most executives in the industry only see one or two areas, Carlos’s knowledge is thorough and complete with multiple areas and disciplines. 


Carlos graduated from Syracuse University: Martin J. Whitman, School of Management where he earned an MBA in Investment Finance; concentrated on Portfolio Risk Management and completed a second concentration in Entrepreneurship, tailored on Disruptive Entrepreneurship. He participated in The Real Estate Club, Finance Club, and Entrepreneurship Club. Carlos and two of his business ideas were also accepted into Couri Hatchery, the universities incubator program.

Carlos graduated from CSU Dominguez Hills, with a Bachelor of Science and degree in Business Finance. During his time at the CSU system, he was recommended to (Former) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger by lead faculty to the student trustee role for the Board of Trustees with the CSU Board of Trustees that oversee the 23 CSU schools in California. 

Post Bachelors: he created his first startup, this experience led him to create an industrial real estate brokerage firm centered on off-market listings. Carlos sourced over $2B in off-market transactions for real estate developers, landlords, and owner users in the Southern California market.


Carlos is married to Eva and has four children and been married since 2008. When Carlos has free time, he’s usually reading for enjoyment or actively learning a new programming language (Python, Ruby, PHP, Html, CSS, etc.), creating software to automate using advance excel-vba or other platforms like R, Python, or SAS. He enjoys reading a case study or HBR article for pure enjoyment! 

Professional Licenses

  • California Real Estate Brokers License
  • California Real Estate Salespersons License
  • Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry
  • California, Colorado and Florida Mortgage Loan Originator License
  • Pending mortgage loan licenses and approvals in TX, MT, NY, NJ, OH, NM, ID, VT, NH, WA, OR 

Professional Associations

  • Realtor, Downey Associations Of Realtors (DAOR) 
  • Florida Mortgage Bankers Association (2021)
  • Several Private CRE Clubs
  • Several Private Investment Clubs
  • Several Private Equity Clubs
  • Chamber of Commerce  

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