Cervenka & Lukes Capital Partners is one of the oldest active asset-based lenders in California. We are a Private Commercial Lender providing quick and flexible, short term, residential and commercial loans to real estate investors throughout the State of California. With over 85 years of combined experience, our team has the knowledge, experience and capital to fund your loan in just a matter of days.

Our Investment Philosophy

Our philosophy as Investment Managers incorporates a focused and disciplined approach. We pledge to continue our 50+ year tradition of honesty and integrity in Commercial Lending with the underwriting of every single transaction. In the structuring of every debt transaction, we strive to provide quick, flexible, and creative solutions for every client´ investment and financing needs.


The business that would become Cervenka & Lukes Capital Partners was founded over a half century ago by John Wm. Cervenka (1920-1987) as Brand Investment Corp. After attending the University of Chicago, John Wm. Cervenka served his country as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II. He went on to obtain his MBA from Harvard University.

Mr. Cervenka started Brand Investments in Torrance, California specializing in equity based lending. His business plan was essentially simple – always employ integrity, impeccable service, commitment and intelligent hard work, a philosophy that is still in place today. Over the many years John Wm. Cervenka directed Brand, his adherence to those beliefs created a culture of fiscal conservatism, professional integrity, and superior service to all clientele.

The business and lending practices at Cervenka & Lukes are still based upon the ideals that John Wm. Cervenka instilled in the culture of our firm over 53 years ago- to create the most successful investments for our investment partners while providing the most advantageous debt structure for our borrower’s immediate fiscal needs. John Wm. Cervenka instilled in the partners in our firm the need to continuously provide individual attention to our investment partners and our borrowers goals and expectations so that all of their specific fiscal needs can be met. After over 50 plus years and 3 generations of managing partners, the managing partners are still proud to continue to carry on the ideals and culture of John Wm. Cervenka to this day.

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