Our mission is to provide each of our clients with the capital, knowledge, and outstanding service that investors need to grow their portfolios. We treat our clients like valued business partners in order to develop successful relationships that extend well beyond the completion of their projects. While hard money lending is our business platform, relationships are the real catalyst for our success.
Daniel Huertas is a co-founder and the CEO of WCP. During the economic downturn, Daniel saw property values plummet to almost below replacement. In turn, he dove headfirst into the real estate development and ownership side of the industry. Outside of piloting WCP’s operations, Daniel is involved in a multitude of projects ranging from technology startups to charitable organizations. His vision and work ethic serve as major motivating factors around the office. When he’s not at WCP, Daniel can be found competing in endurance car races across the country or traveling the world with his wife, Giselle.
Director of Sales
Jared Fausnaught, Director of Sales at Washington Capital Partners is an operator at heart, having been a part of the acquisition, construction, sale and origination of over $250 million in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Prior to joining WCP, Jared acted in senior acquisition and legal roles for a boutique DC-based development company. In his current role, he is responsible for managing and driving sales growth, and overall portfolio strategy. As part of WCP’s executive team, Jared plays additional supporting roles in marketing, operations, fund management, and capital markets. Each day after work you can find Jared playing a game of “who’s walking who?” with his Great Dane, Jewel. Learn More About Working with Jared…
Director of Finance
Christina Araujo has been an integral part of the WCP team from day one. Today she is the Director of Finance and all-around master of capital. Born and raised in nearby Reston, VA, Christina has a passion for traveling beyond the Northern VA boundaries. In fact, she’s been to Europe over 20 times! When she’s not meticulously quarterbacking our finances or jet-setting across the Atlantic, you can find Christina enjoying time with her son, Mason.
Senior Sales Associate
Kevin McGaughey is a Northern Virginia native and graduate of JMU where he studied biology and human science. After coming to work part-time at WCP, he quickly realized that real estate was the right path for him, leading him to his current position as Senior Sales Associate. In his free time, you can find him on the court, playing in one of the many local basketball leagues. Some of his likes include traveling, Indian food, and awful reality television.
Senior Sales Associate
Conor Reilly is a Connecticut native who graduated from Salisbury University before finding a new home in the DMV. After studying advertising during college he decided to instead focus on the real estate industry, specifically building relationships with clients. This led him to join the WCP sales team as a Sales Associate. He is always willing to be the first to try new foods and loves to cook. Conor stays busy hiking, playing soccer, baseball or taking a weekend road trip somewhere on a whim. Learn More About Working with Conor…
David is a Sales Associate at WCP, and if the last name looks familiar it’s because he is our CEO’s brother. David began his real estate career straight out of high school, working as a licensed agent. From there he attended George Mason University’s School of Business, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting (MSA). Using his accounting and financial education, David co-founded and grew his business to over 10,000 clients. In order to combine his passion for working with numbers and building client relationships, David analyses and originates loans for local real estate investors. When he’s not working with clients, you can find David playing guitar in his band, Ocho de Bastos, at local music venues.
Senior Sales Associate
Hailing from Baltimore, Jarred began investing in real estate in 2013. His passion for real estate led him to investment lending where he originated over 150 loans to investors in the Baltimore market before joining Andrew Michael’s team here at WCP. His investing experience combined with his ability to build strong relationships with his clients gives Jarred an edge that proves very valuable to our team. When he is not accidentally shaving off his eyebrows for company portraits, he can be found playing guitar, shooting photography, or sliding down a gravel road in his rally car. Learn More About Working with Jarred…
Max Van Vleet
Max Van Vleet is a Northern Virginia native from Loudoun County. Prior to WCP, he worked as a project engineer for Clark Construction, managing subcontractor’s scopes of work and processing all change orders at the $500+ million renewal of the Cannon House Office Building. He graduated from the University of Virginia where he majored in Systems and Information Engineering and minored in Economics. His passion for real estate investing led him to WCP, where he works directly with the Director of Sales. Outside of the office he enjoys playing soccer, hiking, biking, and traveling.
Jon originally hails from California but made the cross-country trip to help Andrew Michael’s team manage his book of business while learning more about real estate investing. Before joining WCP, Jon graduated from Palomar College with where he majored in Business Administration. Outside of the office, Jon enjoys watching sports and learning about car engines. And while he loves (and misses) the beach he happens to be terrified of the ocean.