Who We Are

Dan MacLeay, owner and founder of Muletown Funding, has 20 years of experience in the mortgage business. Key to Muletown's success is understanding the needs of the real estate investor, as we are investor ourselves!

Our small team started doing private money loans in 2008 when conventional banks with a ‘liquidity crisis’ significantly reduced the availability of funding to real estate investors. While market conditions have changed since then (and will continue to change again), we continue that original mission to help real estate investors by providing capital through our specialized team.

We focus in several areas around the country, but specifically in the greater metro areas of Denver and Nashville. “MuleTown” is a nickname for “the self-proclaimed ‘mule capital of the world,’ Columbia, TN”. Columbia annually celebrates the city-designated Mule Day each April. We have had a significant lending presence in Columbia, and continue to have a number of loans and properties there.

Who We Are

Isaiah is a graduate from the University of Colorado-Boulder as a recipient of the prestigious Evans Scholarship with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance.

He previously worked for several years at Prologis, a global industrial real estate company, working in their accounting department dealing with commercial leases and bank reconciliations for several of their big accounts. He was promoted to their Property Accounting team where he was in charge of analyzing NOI and preparing CAM reconciliations for several markets.

Isaiah is also a licensed real estate agent in Colorado and completed his first fix-and-flip with Dan in the spring of 2023. Born and raised in Denver, in his free time he enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports, with soccer being his favorite. He is also a bit of a gearhead and enjoys working on his cars himself.

Who We Are

Michaela Potterbaum is the newest addition to our Muletown team (based in Nashville, TN). With over 18 years of experience in business development and entrepreneurship, Michaela has led business teams across the U.S. and Europe. In 2022, she transitioned full-time into real estate investing, focusing on purchasing and renovating rental properties in Tennessee and Florida with the help of Muletown Funding.

Having been on the borrower side for her own investment projects, Michaela understands the demands that investment projects can so often come with. With this in mind, she looks forward to building lasting relationships with our borrowers and providing real, on-the-ground support for all deals in Tennessee as Muletown's TN representative.

In her spare time, Michaela enjoys traveling, having ventured to 40 countries and 49 states (calling Norway home for about 4 years). Fun fact: Michaela used to tour as a professional drummer before diving into the business world.

2023 Metrics


Loans Funded

13.23 M+

Total Funding


What our partners say about us!

Brett H.

“Muletown Funding is my first choice when I am looking for a private/hard money loan in Columbia. Dan is easy to work with, has experience investing in Columbia himself, and understands this market as well as anyone. You won’t find a better lending partner anywhere else!”

Ben L.

“Dan has been a great investor partner to work with. The transparency on what they can or cannot do, along with the generosity of insight into deals is an incredible value add!”

Jake B.

“Dan was quick to analyze and underwrite my loan and made the whole process seamless and hands off for me. Muletown Funding was able to provide a bridge loan fast and I was able to close in a very short timeframe.”

Robert B.

“Working with Dan has been a highlight of a tumultuous 2020! He’s easy to work with, very reasonable, and was flexible when the year brought unforeseen hardship for the whole industry. I’d definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a hard money lending option.”

Matthew K.

“My partnership with Muletown Funding is one of the primary reasons that I have been able to grow my business into what it is today.”