Experience and simplicity
make all the difference.

Our Company

The team at Apollo Square Capital is a strategic alliance between the world’s largest asset manager, and Strategic Acquisitions, a vertically integrated real estate investment platform.

The lending environment for real estate investing is highly fragmented. Investors are forced to work with one lender for flipping homes, another for multi-family deals, and if an investor wants to broaden their real estate portfolios they are forced to work with even more lenders.

Our charter is to offer investors a complete set of financing options for all their real estate investment goals. That means that no matter the type of deals you’d like to invest in, we have products to help you reach your goals. Five loan programs from one lender, one team.

Our Process

Our process is streamlined and efficient. The whole process from beginning to end can be done online through our state-of-the-art loan operating system. From the quote to submission to uploading documents, our online system is quick and easy. Crucial time can be saved and your loans can be funded quicker. You will also have a designated account manager always available to assist and an account executive to make sure you have the best terms and service possible.

Apollo Square Capital is the most comprehensive real estate investment lender in the nation. We have 5 different loan programs so we can be your one-stop shop for all of your investment lending needs. Our institutional capital partner gives us virtually unlimited lending capacity and allows us to offer the lowest rates and highest leverage available.

Most Comprehensive

Loan Programs



Quick Turnaround

7-10 Days

Meet Our People

Saman Shams

CEO & Co-Founder

Mr. Shams has more than 20 years of experience in real estate investing with over $23 billion in total deals executed (including LBOs, mergers & acquisitions, equity, debt, and structured finance products). He was a pioneer in bringing institutional capital to SFR and was responsible for Colony Capital’s deployment of over $500 million with Strategic Acquisitions Inc. over a three-year span. Mr. Shams was previously the CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of American Property Group and a founder of one of the first national property management companies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Shams was a UC Regents Scholar. He is also a private pilot.

Scott Hess

Director of Operations

Scott Hess has more than 18 years of mortgage and financial services experience. Known for his ability to improve overall operations and process management, he also spent several years generating sales as a project originator and wholesale account executive. While with GE Money Bank, Scott received the prestigious Americas Award for management. Mr. Hess is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer. Over his career he has helped to train over 500 employees and more than 50 correspondent lenders. His strong credit background, understanding of diverse sales platforms and his ability to structure unique opportunities, helps Scott support both current and future markets.

Derrick Grüner

General Counsel

Mr. Grüner has served as counsel for Strategic Holdings, Genesis Capital, and Anchor Loans. Recognized as a leader in his field, he is a frequent moderator and presenter at nationwide industry conferences and is also published, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications and trade journals. Mr. Grüner previously was a partner at a large AV-rated East Coast law firm and has nearly a decade of real estate finance experience. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in California as Registered In-House Counsel.

We Are the Only Real Estate
Investment Lender You Will Ever Need

At Apollo Square Capital, we offer the most agile suite of loan programs of any lender in the nation.


Apollo Bridge

Tap into your existing equity to purchase additional properties. Stabilize your rentals.

Apollo Invest

Properties with a maximum of 25% of space being leased as commercial, up to 80% LTC.

Apollo Prime

We finance the acquisition and rehab on your transactions whether you are selling or renting.

Apollo Renovation

Allow for time to rehab and stabilize with prevailing market rental rates. Up to 5-year term.